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APRIL-1923 



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PICTURES RELEASED 

BETWEEN 

SEPTEMBER 1, 1922 MARCH 1. 1923 



See 

MOTION PICTURE NEWS 

WEEKLY EDITION 
for 

Current Releases 



VOL IV ... 

jCos^Ancjeles 729 Seventh Avenue.M-)f O 




Classics of the Screen 



Popu1arNoVe1s 
and Notable Plays 
ElaboratetyScreend 



" Debureau " 

by Sacha Guitry 
" Daddies " 

by lohn L. Hobble 
" The Gold Diggers " 

by Avery Hopwood 
" Beau Brummel " 

by Clyde Fitch 
" Lucre tia Lombard 99 

by Kathleen \ orris 
" Little Johnny Jones 99 

by George M. Cohan 
" The Age of Innocence " 

by Edith Wharton 
" George Washington, Jr." 

by George M. Cohan 
" Babbitt " 

by Sinclair Lewis 
" Cornered " 

by Dobson Mitchell and 
Zelda Sears 
" Irene " 

by James Montgomery 
" Broadway After Dark M 

bv Frederick Summerfield 



And Six Others to be 
Announced Later 



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MOTION PICTURE 
NEWS 
BOOKING GUIDE 

Published by 

MOTION PICTURE NEWS, Inc. 

William A. Johnston, E. Kendall Gillett, 

President Treasurer 

J. S. Dickerson Fred J. Beecroft, 

Managing Editor Advertising Manager 



BOOKING GUIDE 

Raymond E. Gallagher, Editor 



HOME OFFICE 

729 7th Ave., New York, N. Y. 
'Phone: BRYANT 9360 



LOS ANGELES OFFICE 

616 Hollywood Security Building 
'Phone: HOLLYWOOD 3568 

J. C. J ESSEN, Representative 



Copyright 1923, by Motion Picture News, Inc. 



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CHICAGO OFFICE 

752 South Wabash Avenue 
'Phone: HARRISON 7667 

L. H. MASON, Representative 




Good Bets You May 
Have Overlooked 



THE above is the title I would give this 
BOOKING GUIDE. 

The crying waste in this business is that the 
average picture doesn't get 40% distribution. It 
is swept to the shelf by the rush of productions. 

A good picture, new to your house and com- 
munity, is just as new as a current release and 
just as good. 

- It is really better because its value has been 
proven by a check-up of box-office reports (see 
the Booking Guide) and exploitation actually 
done and proven (see the Booking Guide). 

Look over this Booking Guide and you're 
sure to find many a good bet overlooked and 
full references to all the reviewing, box-office, 
exploitation material you need in the pages of 
MOTION PICTURE NEWS. 

It is the best first aid to the Box-Office in the 
business. 



GENERAL INDEX TO COMPANIES 
AND DEPARTMENTS 



Pictures 

COMPANY Listed 

Page 

Allied Producers and Distributors Corporation 17 

American Releasing Corporation IT 

Anchor Film Distributors, Inc 17 

Arrow Film Corporation 17 

Associated Exhibitors, Inc .\.: 17 

Associated First National Pictures, Inc 18 

Ay won Film Corporation 18 

B. B. Productions, Inc 18 

C. C. Burr 18 

C. B. C. Film Sales Corporation 18 

C. C. Pictures, Inc 18 

East Coast Productions 18 

Educational Film Exchanges, Inc 18 

Equity Pictures Corporation 19 

Federated Film Exchanges of America, Inc 19 

Film Booking Offices of America, Inc 19 

Fox Film Corporation 19 

Murray W. Garsson, Inc 20 

Phil Goldstone Productions 20 

Goldwyn Pictures Corporation 20 

Graphic Film Corporation 20 

W. W. Hodkinson Corporation 20 

Hyperion Pictures Corporation 20 

Lee-Bradford Corporation 21 

J. A. Levinson 21 

Al Lichtman Corporation 21 

Mastodon Films, Inc 21 

Metro Pictures Corporation 21 

Paramount (Famous Players-Lasky Corporation) 21 

Pathe Exchange, Inc 22 

Playgoers Pictures 22 

Principal Pictures Corporation 22 

Prizma, Inc 22 

Jo-Rok Productions 22 

Sanford Productions 23 

Second National Pictures Corporation 23 

Selznick Distributing Corporation 23 

W. M. Smith Productions, Inc 23 

William Steiner Productions 23 

Storey Pictures, Inc 23 

Sunset Productions 23 

Truart Film Corporation 23 

United Artists Corporation 23 

Universal Pictures Corporation.. 23 

Vitagraph, Inc 24 

Warner Brothers 24 

L. Lawrence Weber & Bobby North 24 

George H. Wiley, Inc 24 

M. J. Winkler 24 

Check-Up, The (Exhibitors' Reports on Fea- 
ture Productions) Pages 131-139 

News Reels Page 128 

Scenics Pages 127-128 

Serials Page 117 

Short Length Subjects — Comedies Pages 119-126 

Short Length Subjects — Dramas Pages 118-119 

Short Length Subjects — Miscellaneous Pages 129-130 

Special Announcements Pages 25-26, 115-116 

Theatre Equipment Section Pages 140-145 

No. 4 MOTION PICTURE NEWS BOOKING GUIDE Apr. 1923 



—and for your guidance 



JUST J. IKK A WOMAN. Produced by Grace S. Haskins. Featuring 
Marguerite de la Motte, George Fawcett and Ralph Graves. 

Synopsis: Young girl tries to punish two aunts for casting slurs 
as to the character of her mother, and in the trying, brings sor- 
row, temporarily, upon herself. A delightful comedy-drama. 

DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS. Produced by Whaling Film Cor- 
poration. Directed by Elmer Clifton, featuring Marguerite Courtot 
and Raymond McKee. 

Synopsis: A great sea drama which tells how a young man be- 
comes a whaleman and captures a 90-ton whale after a terrific 
battle, in order to win a father's consent to marry his daughter. 
One of the greatest pictures of its type ever produced. A wonder- 
ful box-office attraction. 

THE LION'S MOUSE. Produced by the Hollandia Film Corporation. 

Directed by Oscar Apfel. Features Wyndham Standing and Mar- 
guerite Marsh. 

Synopsis: Tells of how a band of crooks, using a brother as a 
weapon, tries to gain possession of papers which, if disclosed, 
would send high government officials to prison. A thrilling melo- 
drama. 

THE AFFAIRS OF LADY HAMILTON. Produced by Sterling Pic- 
tures Corporation. Featuring Liane Haid, considered the most 
beautiful woman in the world. 

Synopsis: This is without doubt the greatest love story of mod- 
ern history, and tells of the wonderful loves of Lady Hamilton 
and Lord Nelson, and how she, from a poor market girl, became 
the pampered pet of the Courts of Europe and who, by her great 
beauty and brains, saved England from the grasping, ambitious 
Napoleon. A stupendous spectacle with more than 100,000 per- 
sons in the cast. 

THE MAN FROM GLENGARRY. Produced by the Ottawa Film 
Production, Ltd. Directed by Henry McRae. All-star cast. From 
novel by one of the greatest box-office authors of today — Ralph 
Connor. Presented by Ernest Shipman. 

Synopsis: A fast moving drama of the Canadian North Woods, 
bringing to the screen all the beauty of that wonderful country 
and the one hundred and one thrills that constantly surround life 
in the lumber camp. One of the finest out-door pictures ever re- 
leased. 



They're All HODKIN 



on more recent releases 



THE CRITICAL AGE. Produced by the Ottawa Film Productions, 
Ltd. Adapted from the popular novel, " Glengarry School Days," 
by Ralph Connor. Directed by Henry McRae, with an all-star 
cast. Presented by Ernest Shipman. 

Synopsis: Here is a thrilling: story of a young man in the Glen- 
garry country who, considered to be a good for nothing, surprises 
the whole countryside by great acts of daring and quickness of 
mind, saving the girl he loves from a frightful death in a wild 
rushing river and his people from extinction, by thwarting schem- 
ing legislators. 

THE RAPIDS. Produced by Saulte St. Marie Films, Ltd. Story by 
Alan Sullivan. Directed by David M. Hartford. Featuring Harry 
Morey and Mary Astor. Presented by Ernest Shipman. 

Synopsis: A powerful drama of a man who, with hard work and 
great foresight, took hold of a bankrupt town and put it back on 
its feet, after a series of the most heartbreaking hardships that 
could possibly confront any human being. * 

YOUTHFUL CHEATERS. Produced by the Film Guild. Featur- 
ing Glenn Hunter. Directed by Frank Tuttle. Photographed and 
supervised by Fred. Waller, Jr. Story by Townsend Martin. 

Synopsis: A story of the perils of the modern day of jazz. Pic- 
tures a young college boy wrapped up in the life work of his 
father, a doctor whose success in stamping out sickness in India 
has made him a world figure, falling in love with a frivolous 
daughter of the rich, sinking into a life of wastefulness and the 
saving of both in the nick of time by the father. Glenn Hunter in 
one of the best roles of his career. A picture that will appeal to 
the " flappers." 

MICHAEL O'HALLORAN. Produced by Gene Stratton Porter Pro- 
ductions. Personally supervised by Gene Stratton and directed by 
James Leo Meehan. The first of a series of personally supervised 
productions by this greatest of all women authors, and a story 
that has sold 1,061,473 copies of this book alone. It features True 
Boardman, Jr., as the beloved " Mickey," Charles Clary, Irene 
Rich and Claire McDowell. 

Synopsis: Newsboy who loses his parents adopts a little 
crippled girl, who is also an orphan. He is brought Jnto contact 
with persons who have everything in the world except happiness, 
and by his good cheer and optimism not only shows them the 
bright side of life, but succeeds in curing his protege. One of the 
surest box-office productions on the market today. 

SON PICTURES 



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Program Builders 

ALL STAR COMEDIES 

Faint Hearts The Four Orphans 

A Social Error The Fatal Photo 

So This is Hamlet The Pill Pounder 
The Busybody 

Featuring 

CHARLIE MURRAY 

Presented by 
C. C. BURR 



Bray Romances and Bray 
Comedies 



Fun From the Press 
Movie Chats 



THEY'RE ALL 

Hodkinson Pictures 



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Play these p roven Jewels! 



Langdon McCormick' s Famous Play 

THE STORM 

With HOUSE PETERS and 
VIRGINIA VALLI 

HOUSE PETERS 

and a superb cast in 

HUMAN HEARTS 

From Hal Reid's Famous Play 



PRISCILLA DEAN in 
UNDER TWO FLAGS 

Booth Tarkington's Masterpiece 

THE FLIRT 

A Hobart Henley Production 
REGINALD DENNY 

in JACK LONDON'S Famous Story 

THE ABYSMAL BRUTE 
A Hobart Henley Production 



The Season's Most Gigantic Box-office Attraction! 

H. A. SNOW'S 

HUNTING BIG GAME in AFRICA 
with Gun and Camera 



COMING SOON 
THE SHOCK with 

LON CHA NEY and VIRGI NIA VALLI 

TRIFLING WITH HONOR 

With an all star-cast including ROCKLIFFE FELLOWES and 
FRITZI RIDGWAY, HAYDEN STEVENSON and BUDDY MESSINGER 



Two Super Jewels the Whole World Is Waiting to See! 

MERRY GO ROUND 

A stupendous, glittering spectacle of Life, produced amid set- 
tings of unparalleled splendor and magnificence — the picture 
which cost a fortune and is worth every cent of it! Directed 
by Rupert Julian. 

The HUNCHBACK of NOTRE DAME 

A tremendous achievement — a magnificent screening of Vic- 
tor Hugo's immortal masterpiece, with settings never equaled 
in the history of screen production! With Lon Chancy as 
the Hunchback, and a superb supporting cast. Directed by 
Wallace Worsley. 



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PICTURES 

"The Pleasure is All Yours" 



Charles C. Burr Productions are built 
in the belief that there is no substitute 
for quality. 

Somewhat more than two years ago 
this organization began with the mak- 
ing of a two reel comedy series. 

Slowly, steadily, its production grew, 
the staff responsible for the various pic- 
tures being increased by careful selec- 
tion and thorough training. 

** Entertainment always, — but quality 
first," has been the principle upon 
which this growth progressed. 

In features, in comedies, in cartoons, in 
scenic pictures, that slogan prevails. 

Independently made pictures should be 
quality pictures. We believe no pro- 
ducing organization puts more of its 
sense of responsibility to exhibitor and 
public upon the screen. 

MASTODON FILMS, Inc. 

C. C. BURR, President 

133-135-137 West 44th Street 
NEW YORK CITY 




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You will book any of the following 
product, secure in the knowledge that it 
will satisfy you and your audience. 

FEATURES 
Johnny Hines in M Burn 'em Up 
Barnes," 44 Sure Fire Flint " and " Luck." 
M I Am the Law," " Secrets of Paris," 
" The Last Hour," " You Are Guilty." 

COMEDIES 

Charlie Murray in All-Star Comedies. 

Johnny Hines in the Torchy Comedies, 
such as 44 Torchy's Knighthood," " Bat- 
tling Torchy," M Torchy's Nut Sundae," 
" Torchy' s Feud," 44 Torchy's Ghost," 
44 Torchy A La Cart," and 44 Torchy's 
Frame Up." 

Earl Hurd Animated Comedy Cartoons, 
such as 44 One Ol' Cat," 44 Fresh Fish," 
44 Railroading " and 44 Chicken Dressing." 
44 The Movie Dare Devil." 

MASTODON FILMS, Inc. 

C. C. BURR, President 

133-135-137 West 44th Street 
NEW YORK CITY 




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BATTER UP 



ABE Ruth is back again, clouting 
them over the fence as usual. 

The Yanlcees built a new stadium, which 
cost a giant sum of money. And 74,000 
fans turned out on opening day to watch 
them. 

That's support! 

There is one thing that the exhibitor 
owes the independent producer who is 
making box-office attractions for him. 

That's support ! 

PREFERRED PICTURES have been 



made with the exhibitor's success in 
mind. 

They have the class" that audiences 
of to-day demand in pictures ; they hav«f 
big stories, great direction, box-office 
casts — they have thrills and romance 
and adventure. 

We are making bigger pictures all the 
time. Next season's program, we are 
confident, will astound you. And, we 
are proud to say, we are getting from 
you the one thing that is essential for 
us to go on. 

That's support! 




B. P. SCHULBERG 

presents 

RICH MEN'S WIVES POOR MEN'S WIVES 

SHADOWS ARE YOU A FAILURE ? 

THORNS AND ORANGE BLOSSOMS THE GIRL WHO CAME BACK 
THE HERO DAUGHTERS OF THE RICH 



PREFERRED T/ U ^ f °! ° Ur mUt * kes „ AL-LICHTMAN 
PICTURES Inc. V 7 ou 11 P a yf or our $MCCC$ * J agsssffiSsa 



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United Artists Corporation 


Exchanges 


Atlanta, Ga 


106 Walton Street 


Boston, Mass 


69 Church Street 


Buffalo, N. Y 


265 Franklin Street 


Chicago, Ills 


808 Wabash Ave., South 


Cleveland, Ohio 


2143 Prospect Avenue 


Dallas, Texas 


308 S. Harwood St. 


Denver, Colo 


2044 Broadway 


Detroit, Mich 


303 Joseph Mack Building 


Kansas City, Mo 


17th and Main Streets 


Los Angeles, Calif 


922 So. Olive Street 


Minneapolis, Minn 


402 Film Exchange Building 


New Haven, Conn 


134 Meadow Street 


vr„., XT' i- -\y 




Omaha, Neb 


1508 Davenport Street 


Philadelphia, Pa 


1323 Vine Street 


T""i " A A 1 1 _ 


■1 1 r\ XT! C^a ,j_ 


Portland, Maine 


614 Fidelity Building 


St. Louis, IMto 


3332 Olive Street 


San Francisco, Calif 


229 Golden Gate Avenue 


Seattle, Wash 


1913 Third Avenue 


Washington, D. C 


801 Mather Building 


Montreal, Canada 


12 Mayor Street 


Toronto, Canada 


6 Dundas Street West 


Winnipeg, Canada 


403 Film Exchange Bldg. 


Havana, Cuba 


122 Consulado Street 


Mexico, D. F 




HOME 


OFFICE 


729 Seventh Avenue, New York City 


MARY PICKFORD 


CHARLIE CHAPLIN 


DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS D. W. GRIFFITH 


Hiram Abrams, President 



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It has taken over $20,000,000 in at 
the box office. 



It is the greatest motion picture 
property of all time! 



It is every great picture rolled 
into one! 




Goldwyn is producing it! 



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THE most successful merchant is the one 
who advertises and displays in his show 
window all of his goods. 

"The most successful exhibitor is the one who 
advertises and displays in his 'show window' 
(lobby) all of his show units." 



THE SPICE OF THE PROGRAM" 



This Nationally Advertised 
Sign of Better Entertainment 

in your lobby means to your public that the 
Short Subjects which make up half the even- 
ing's entertainment are selected as carefully as 
the feature — and 

When You Show It 
They Will Come In 



EDUCATIONAL FILM EXCHANGES, Inc. 
E. W. HAMMONS, President 



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EXHIBITORS— 

This book is a guide to 
the season's pictures. 

It does not require a guide to 
establish the fact that with- 
out proper projection the 
finest program is wasted. 




The Precision M achine (o .Tnc. 

317 East 34th: St - NewYork 



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INDEX TO PICTURES 

LISTED ACCORDING TO COMPANIES 



— A — 

ALLIED PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS CORPORATION 

(See United Artists Listing) 

AMERICAN RELEASING CORPORATION 

As a Man Lives.. Melodrama of Regeneration 28 

Bohemian Girl, The Adaptation of Balfe's Opera.... 82 

Challenge, The Society Drama 17 

Danger Point, The Comedy-Drama, Western Rural Type.. 41 

Pools of Fortune Western Comedy 50 

Grub-Stake, The Alaskan Melodrama 66 

Marriage Chance, The Comedy-Melodrama 71 

Milady Romantic Melodrama. Dumas' story. . 72 

Modern Marriage Society Mystery Melodrama 74 

One Million in Jewels Crook Melodrama 79 

Prince and the Pauper, The From Mark Twain's Book 85 

Queen of the Moulin Rouge Melodramatic Romance 86 

Quicksands Romantic Melodrama 86 

Sign of the Rose, The Human Interest Drama 91 

Solomon In Society Drama of the Newly Rich 94 

Son of the Desert, A ©riental Drama 94 

Super Sex, The Romantic Comedy 96 

That Woman Society Drama 98 

Timothy's Quest Heart Interest Drama 101 

Web of the Law Western Drama 105 

What Fools Men Are ' Domestic Drama 106 

When the Desert Calls Romantic Drama of the Desert 107 

Woman He Loved, The Heart Interest Drama Ill 

Scenics 

Voice of the Land Series, The, 1 reel 128 

ANCHOR FILM DISTRIBUTORS, INC. 

American Toreador, The Romantic Comedy-Drama 28 

Another Man's Boots Western Melodrama 28 

Heart of Lincoln, The Character Study 57 

Man Alone, The Melodramatic Sea Story 68 

Storm Girl, The Heart Interest Drama 95 

Stranger of the Hills, The Western Drama 95 

They're Off Horse-Racing Drama 98 

Thundering Hoofs Race-Track Drama 100 

Wheel of Fortune, The Domestic Drama 106 

ARROW FILM CORPORATION 

Devil's Dooryard, The Western Melodrama 43 

Lone Horseman, The Western Melodrama 66 

Night Life in Hollywood Romantic Drama 76 

Peaceful Peters Western Melodrama 83 

Sheriff of Sun-Dog, The Western Melodrama 91 

Spawn of the Desert Western Melodrama 94 

Streets of New York, The Society Melodrama 96 

ASSOCIATED EXHIBITORS 
(Physical Distribution Through Pathe) 

Bill of Divorcement. A (Encore Pic- 
tures) Society Drama 81 

Breaking Home Ties (Encore Pic- 
tures) Heart Interest Drama 34 

Conquering the Woman Romantic Drama 19 

Grandma's Boy Comedy of Cowardly Boy 65 

Head Hunters of the South Seas 

(Encore Pictures) Adventure Among Cannibals 57 

Till We Meet Again Society and Crook Drama 100 

Woman Who Fooled Herself, The. . .Romance of the Tropics 112 



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\>MM IATED FIRST NATIONAL FUTURES CORPORATION 

Bell Boy 13 Comedy Farce. Modern Hotel Life 30 

Bond Boy, The Heart Interest Melodrama 32 

Brawn of the North Northland Melodrama. Dog Story 33 

Dangerous Age, The Society Drama 41 

East Is West Oriental Drama 4 4 

Eternal Flame, The Drama. Court of Louis XVIII 46 

Fury Drama of the Sea 52 

Hottentot, The A Comedy-Drama 59 

Light in the Dark, The Rom. Drama — Allegorical Sequence.... 65 

Lorna Doone Romantic Drama of Old England 66 

Mighty Lak' a Rose Crook Melodrama 72 

Minnie Rom. Comedy-Drama. Small Town.... 73 

Money, Money, Money Society Drama 74 

Oliver Twist Melodrama of Old London 7S 

Omar the Tentmaker Romance of the Orient 70 

Skin Deep Crook Melodrama 93 

Voice From the Minaret, The Love Story of the Orient 104 

What a Wife Learned Domestic Drama 105 

White Shoulders Southern Society Drama 110 

Woman Conquers, The Drama. Hudson Bay Country Ill 

Comedies 

Ruster Keaton Comedies, 2 reels 123 

Mack Sennett Comedies, 2 reels 125 

AYWON FILM CORPORATION 

Dawn of Revenge Western Melodrama 42 

White Hell Northern Canadian Melodrama 110 

— B — 

B. B. PRODUCTIONS, INC. 

Darling of the Rich, The Society Melodrama 42 

How Women Love Society Drama 60 

C. C. BURR 

Scenics 

Rurr Scenics. V% reel 127 

Miscellaneous 

Burr's Novelty Review, 1 reel 129 



— C — 



O. B. ( FILM BALES CORPORATION 

Only a Shop Girl Heart Interest Melodrama Rl 

Tassionate Friends. The Drama of Married Life 82 

Comedies 

Hallroom Boys Comedies, 2 reels 122 

C. C. PICTURES, INC. 

<'rimson Clue, The Western Melodrama 39 

Love's Redemption Romantic Drama 67 

Man Wanted Comedy-Drama 70 

Pals of the West Western Drama 82 

Short Length Subjects — Dramas 
Tales of the Tenement Series, 2 reels 119 

Comedies 

Leo Maloney Comedies, 2 reels 123 

— E — 

i wi < <> wr PRODI (Hons. inc. 

Flaming Hearts Western Melodrama 49 

EDUCATIONAL FILM EXCHANGES, INC. 
Short Length Subject* — Dramas 

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The, 2 reels 118 

Comedies 

<"ameo Comedies, 1 reel 120 

Campbell Comedies. 2 reels 120 

Christie Comedies, 2 reels 121 

Hamilton Comedies. 2 reels 122 

Earl Hurd Comedies, 1 reel..... 122 



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Mermaid Comedies, 2 reels 123 

Tony Sarg's Almanac, 1 reel 125 

Toonerville Comedies, 2 reels 126 

Scenics 

Lyman H. Howe's Hodge Podge, 1 reel 127 

Wilderness Tales, 1 reel 128 

News Reel 

Kinograms 128 

Miscellaneous 

Educational Specials 129 

EQUITY PICTURES CORPORATION 

Has the World Gone Mad! Society Drama 5fi 

What's Wrong With the Women ?... Domestic Drama 106 



FEDERATED FILM EXCHANGES 

Comedies 

Monty Banks Comedies, 2 reels 120 

Radio Comedies, 2 reels 124 

Miscellaneous 

Federated Screen Review, 1 reel 129 

FILM BOOKING OFFICES OF AMERICA, INC. 

Bishop of the Ozarks, The Drama With Religious Note 31 

Broadway Madonna, A Society Mystery Drama 34 

Canyon of the Fools Western Melodrama 37 

Captain Fly-By-Night Rom. Drama. California in 1824 37 

Good Men and True Western Melodrama 54 

Hound of the Baskervilles, The Mystery Drama 59 

If I Were Queen Rom. Drama. Mythical Kingdom 61 

Kick-Back, The Western Melodrama 64 

Snow Shoe Trail, The Northwest Melodrama 94 

Stormswept Drama of the Sea 95 

Thelma Romantic Drama 98 

Third Alarm, The Melodrama on Firemen's Life 99 

When Love Comes Romantic (Rural) Drama 107 

Comedies 

Carter DeHaven Comedies, 2 reels...., 122 

Plum Center Comedies, 2 reels 124 

Miscellaneous 

Hy Mayer Travelaughs, 1 reel 129 

Starland Revue, 1 reel 130 

FOX FILM CORPORATION 

Bolls of San Juan Western Melodrama 30 

Boss of Camp 4 Western Melodrama 33 

Brass Commandments Western Melodrama 33 

Buster, The Western Melodrama 36 

California Romance, A Romantic Drama 36 

Calvert's Valley Mystery Melodrama 36 

Catch My Smoke Western Melodrama 37 

Crusader, The Western Mining Melodrama 40 

Custard Cup, The Human Interest Drama 40 

Do and Dare Western and Farce-Comedy 43 

Face on the Barroom Floor, The.... Heart Interest Melodrama 47 

Fool There Was, A From Stage Drama — Kipling's Poem... 50 

Footlight Ranger, The Romantic Melodrama 50 

Friendly Husband, A A Comedy 51 

Great Night, The A Comedy-Melodrama 55 

Lights of New York Melodrama. Two Episodes N. Y. Life. 6S 

Love Gambler, The Western Melodrama 66 

Man's Size Northwest Melodrama 70 

Mixed Faces Comedy-Melodrama 73 

Monte Crlsto Spectacular Drama — Dumas' Novel.... 74 

My Friend the Devil Drama of Science and Faith 75 

Nero Spectacle of Ancient Rome 76 

Pawn Ticket 210 Human Interest Drama 83 

Romance Land Western Melodrama 89 

Shirley of the Circus Circus Romance and Melodrama 91 

Three Who Paid Western Melodrama 99 

Tom Mix In Arabia A Comedy Romance 102 

Town That Forgot God, The Rural Melodrama 102 

Truxton King Romantic Drama 103 



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Village Blacksmith, The Small Town Melodrama 104 

West of Chicago A Western Romance 106 

While Justice Waits Western Mining Town Melodrama 108 

Who Are My Parents? Drama of Human Emotions 110 

Without Compromise Western Melodrama 110 

Yosemite Trail, The Melodrama on Triangle Theme 113 

Youth Must Have Love A Melodrama 114 

Comedies 

Clyde Cook Comedies, 2 reels 121 

Lupino Lane Comedies, 2 reels 123 

Mutt and Jeff Cartoon Comedies, 500 feet 123 

Al St. John Comedies, 2 reels 125 

Sunshine Comedies, 2 reels 126 

News Reel 

Fox News 128 

Miscellaneous 

Fox Educationals, 1 reel 129 



— G — 



MURRAY W. GARSSON, INC. 
Short Length Subjects — Dramas 

Nick Carter Series, 2 reels 118 

PHIL GOLDSTONE PRODUCTIONS 

Deserted at the Altar Rural Melodrama 42 

Firebrand, The Western Melodrama 48 

Wolves of the Border Western Comedy-Drama Ill 

GOLDWYN PICTURES CORPORATION 

Blind Bargain, A Mystery Melodrama 31 

Broken Chains Drama of the West 35 

Brothers Under the Skin Comedy-Drama of Married Life 35 

Christian, The Love Drama 37 

Gimmie Domestic Comedy-Drama 52 

Hungry Hearts Heart Interest Drama 60 

Look Your Best Comedy-Drama. Theatrical Story 66 

Remembrance Dramatic Study of American Life 87 

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Melodrama 91 

Sin Flood, The Human Interest Drama 92 

Strangers' Banquet, The Drama of Pacific Shipyards 96 

Miscellaneous 

Sport Review. 1 reel 130 

GRAPHIC FILM CORPORATION 

Wildness of Youth, The Drama of Youth 110 

— H — 

W. W. HODKXNSON CORPORATION 

Affinities Comedy-Drama. Modern Club Life 27 

Bulldog Drummond Mystery Melodrama 35 

Dollar Devils Small Town Drama 43 

Headless Horseman, The Romance and Character Study 67 

Heart's Haven Human Interest Drama 68 

Kingdom Within, The Timberland Romantic Melodrama «4 

Married People Domestic Drama 72 

Second Fiddle Rural Melodrama 10 

Slim Shoulders Society Melodrama 93 

Veiled Woman. The •. Rural Drama 104 

While Paris Sleeps Melodrama. Paris Latin Quarter 108 

Comedies 

All 8tar Comedies, 2 reels 110 

Bray Comedies, 1 reel 110 

Scenic* 

Rod and Gun Series. 1 reel lit 

.Miscellaneous 

Hray Romances. 1 reel lit 

Ex-Kaiser In Exile. The, 2 reels lit 

Fun From the Press. 1 reel lit 

Official Urban Movie Chats. 1 reel lit 

HYPERION PICTURES CORPORATION 
Finger Prints Mystery Drama 41 



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— L — 

LEE -BRADFORD CORPORATION 

Orphan Sally Comedy-Drama 81 

Sister Against Sister Melodramatic Love Story 92 

Superstition Comedy 96 

' Comedies 

Squirrel Comedies, 1 reel i-' 5 

Scenics 

Canadian Travelogues, 1 reel 127 

J. A. LEVINSON 

Plaything of an Emperor, The Historical Drama 84 

AL LICHTMAN CORPORATION 

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ABOVE ALL LAW. Produced by Hamilton Theatrical Corp. Distributed by 
Paramount. Released Oct. 1, 1922. With Mia May, Conrad Veidt and Lyda 
de Putti. Director, Joe May. Length, 7.177 feet. 

Synopsis: Fantastic melodrama based upon revenge, cruelty and hate. Story 
of India. An unfaithful wife causes her husband to become a savage. Three 
boon companions, graduates of Oxford, swear a pledge to remain steadfast in 
their devotion to one another. One of them, an Indian prince, discovering his 
wife unfaithful, determines to bury her alive. So he sends for the other friend 
to build a magnificent tomb. The remaining member of the triumvirate is the 
interloper. The Hindu subjects all of them to barbaric cruelties and in the end 
suffers a living death by renouncing the doctrines of his religion — that punish- 
ment must be meted out only by God. 

References: Reviewed issue August 5, 1922, page 660. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1747. Oct. 7; 1887, Oct. 14, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 2760, May 20; 5, July 1; 669-70. Aug. 12, 1922. 

AFFINITIES. Produced by Ward Lascelle Productions. Distributed by Hod- 
kinson. Released Oct. 15, 1922. Featuring Colleen Moore and John Bowers. 
Director, Ward Lascelle. Length, 5,484 feet. 

Synopsis: Comedy-drama of modern club life. A Mary Roberts Rinehart 
story. Wife of golfer, who devotes much time to his game, is easy victim of 
neighbor who proposes the organization of an affinity club for neglected hus- 
bands and wives. The club meets, but the wife discovers that the intentions 
of the neighbor were not just what she had anticipated. The neighbor, Ferd 
Jackson, who knew nothing of the whereabouts of Ida Jackson during the. 
party, and the wife are surprised to find that the golfer-husband has been 
having an " affinity " party of his own during their absence. The golfer takes 
his wife in bis arms and both promise not to have any more affinities. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 20, 1923, page 335. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2786, Dec. 2, 1922; 65, Jan. 6; 443, Jan. 27, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 1338, Sept. 16; 1552, Sept. 30; 1966-7, Oct. 21; 2104, 
Oct. 28, 1922. 

ALL THE BROTHERS WERE VALIANT. Produced and distributed by Metro. 
Released Jan. 15, 1923. Star, Billie Dove. Director, Irvin V. Willat. Length, 
6,265 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama of the sea, introducing shots of a whale hunt. A Ben 
Ames Williams story. Mark Shore, captain of a whaling ship, fails to return 
to port with his vessel. His brother Joel is given command. He starts on the 
long cruise with his bride. He is determined to find his brother. Arriving off 
the point in the South Seas where Mark disapppeared, the crew is surprised to 
see Mark rowing toward the ship. Once aboard, he starts a mutiny among the 
crew by telling them of a rich treasure of pearls which he has left behind. 
Joel refuses to turn the ship from its course to get them. A series of battles 
then ensue, ending with the triumph of Joel. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 13, 1923, page 230. 

First Run Showings: Pages 688, Feb. 10; 817-8, Feb. 17; 1038, Mar. 3; 11G5. 
Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1452, Sept. 23; four-page insert, Dec. 30, 1922; one-pay 
insert, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Display: Pages 931, Feb. 24; 1038, Mar. 3, 1923. 

ALTAR STAIRS, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Dec. 
4, 1922. Star, Frank Mayo. Director, Lambert Hillyer. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Melodrama of the South Seas. Rod McLean, a trader of the South 
Seas, saves Heritage, a derelict, from savages. He proves ungrateful and 
steals Rod's money and leaves for France. In France he marries the daughter 
of a French commandant. The officer repudiates the marriage and takes bin 
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Heritage, falls in love with her. Later, Heritage again proves his treachery. 
An uprising of the savages results in death of Heritage and Rod is free to de- 
clare his love. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1922, page 2941. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3376, Dec. 30, 1922; 310, Jan. 20; 440, Jan. 27, 

1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1570-1, Sept. 30; 1953, Oct. 21; 2109, Oct. 28. 1922. 

AMERICAN TOREADOR, THE. Produced by Walter DeCourcy Prod. Distrib- 
uted by Anchor Film Distributors. Released Dec. 1, 1922. Featuring Bill 
Paton and Virginia Warwick. Director, Walter DeCourcy. Length, 3,758 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic comedy-drama. BUI, having become the champion cow- 
boy of the West, seeks new fields to conquer. Reading of boll fighting in 
sunny Spain, he decides to go there. From the time he sets foot in Andalusia 
his adventures form the theme of the greater part of the picture. A beautiful 
girl, a jealous rival, scenes in the arena and comedy situations are the com- 
ponent parts of the picture. Bill saves the champion toreador of Spain from 
being gored to death by an angry bull, fights a duel with him and wins the 
love of the girl. 

ANNA ASCENDS. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by Para- 
mount. Released Nov. 19, 1922. Star, Alice Brady. Director, Victor Fleming. 

Length, 6.959 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama carrying a character study; much romance and adven- 
turee. Based on the play in which the star appeared. Syrian immigrant girl, 
employed in a coffee house, has ambitions to rise in the world. She gets 
mixed up with romance, diamond smugglers and the law, and finally has a 
shadow cast upon her life in the thought that she has killed a man. She 
writes a book which creates a great sensation and romance comes into her 
life. In the end she brings about the capture of the crooks and marries 
the man of her heart. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1922, page 2686. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2657, Nov. 25; 2787, Dec. 2; 2922, Dec. 9; 3051. 
Dec. 16; 3209. Dec. 23, 1922; 659, Feb. 3; 817, Feb. 17; 1041, March 3, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 2770, May 20: 5, July 1, 1922. 
Lobby Displays: Pages 454, Jan. 27; 567, Feb. 3, 1923. 

ANOTHER MAN'S BOOTS. Produced by Ivor McFadden Productions. Distrib- 
uted by Anchor Film Distributors. Released Sept. 1, 1922. Star and Director. 
Francis Ford. Length, 4,687 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama featuring a youth known as "The Stranger," 
who is requested by his pal to assume his identity when the former is badly 
wounded. " The Stranger " is greeted by his pal's blind father, also the sister. 
But the Indian servant has his suspicions that he has adopted a masquerade. 
The villain, desirous of gaining title to the old man's property, has " The 
Stranger " charged with murder. But the young Westerner escapes after 
being arrested. His identification is made known and love triumphs. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1922, page 2432. 

Advertising: Page 142, July 8, 1922. 

ANOTHER MAN'S SHOES. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released 
Nov. 6, 1922. Star, Herbert Rawllnson. Director, Jack Conway. Length. 5 

reels. 

Synopsis: Adventurous melodrama balanced with romantic interest. From 
novel by Victor Bridges. Case of dual identity based upon outwitting a group 
of assassins. Wealthy youth in fear of assassination induces his cousin to 
assume his identity. The latter accepts, little realizing the danger. Girl, 
whose father has been killed by the man, is leader of the band. She attempts 
to shoot him, and several efforts are made to put him out of the way. But he 
escapes death. The wealthy man is killed when he returns unexpectedly. The 
girl, who has fallen in love with the youth, is happy to learn his real identity. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1922, page 2431. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2418, Nov. 11; 2637, Nov. 18; 2789, Dec. 2; 3051, 
Dec. 16. 1922; 186, Jan. 13; 662, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1570-1. Sept. 30; 1953, Oct. 21; 2109, Oct. 28; 2242, Nov. 
4; 2362, Nov. 11; 2504, Nov. 18, 1922. 

AS A MAN LIVES. Produced by Achievement Films, Inc. Distributed by 
American Releasing Corp. Released Jan. 21, 1923. Featuring Gladys Hulette. 
Robert Fraser and Frank Losee. Director, J. Searle Dawley. Length, 6,800 

feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama based upon character development. Wastrel son of 
rich man meets girl, but her influence is not great enough to inspire him. He 
goes to Europe and experiences several escapades, one of which involves him 
in a murder, although he is Innocent of the crime. He arouses enmity of 
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crook and takes kindly interest in youth. Eventually he returns to America 
and makes a man of himself and wins the girl after a harrowing adventure. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1922, page 3228. 
First Run Showings: Page 1163, March 10, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 3273, Dec. 30, 1922; 630. Feb. 10, 1923. 



BACK FIRE. Produced and distributed by Sunset Productions. Released Nov 
1, 1922. Star, Jack Hoxie. Director, Alvin J. Neitz. Length, 4,628 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama. " Lightning " Carson and a chance acquaint- 
ance, Jim Hampton, drift into a little town in the West. Desperately in need 
of money, Jim sugggests that they hold up the Wells-Fargo office. The sug- 
gestion is overheard. By chance, the express office is robbed and the two are 
suspected. Hampton is thrown into jail and " Lightning " pursued by the 
Sheriff. He meets Jim's sister and falls in love with her. When the Sheriff 
finally traps " Lightning " it is found he is a Texas Ranger. They join forces 
and a battle follows between them and the real outlaws. When the bandits 
are captured " Lightning " claims Jim's sister Betty. 
Advertising: Pages 2998, Dec. 16; 3314, Dec. 30, 1922. 



BACK HOME AND BROKE. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed 
by Paramount. Released Dec. 25, 1922. Star, Thomas Meighan. Director, 
Alfred E. Green. Length, 7,814 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic comedy-drama. George Ade's story. Young man in 
small town is accepted everywhere because his father is supposed to be a 
wealthy citizen. But after his death it is found he has no money. The penni- 
less youth's false friends desert him — with the exception of a few— one of these 
is a girl. He goes West to develop his father's oil wells, previously declared 
valueless. He strikes it rich. Returning home, he masquerades as a failure, 
to find out who are his friends — and then turns the tables. Townspeople prepare 
dinner for unknown wealthy guest — it is part of young man's scheme. He dis- 
poses his identity and announces his engagement. 
References: Reviewed issue Jan. 6, 1923, page 79. 

First Run Showings: Pages 63-66, Jan. 6; 184-5, 187. Jan. 13; 311-2, Jan. 20; 
688, Feb. 10; 816, Feb. 17; 929, Feb. 24; 1165, March 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2776, May 20; 2904, May 27; 5. July 1; 2977, Dec. 16; 
3260-61, Dec. 30. 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Page 566, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 564, 568, Feb. 3; 827, Feb. 17; 1173, Mar. 10, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 185, Jan. 13; 687, Feb. 10; 929, Feb. 24, 1923. 



BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED, THE. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. 
Released Jan. 1, 1923. Star, Marie Prevost. Director, William Seiter. Length, 



Synopsis: Society comedy-drama. Expose of colorful life among the disciples 
of jazz — a picturization of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book. Rich youth marries a 
girl and they are content to live only for pleasure, awaiting the death of the 
husband's wealthy uncle. The couple are happy for a time, but they drown 
their troubles in drink. Finally, the wife realizes their aimless existence and 
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his worthlessness. After a Ions fight to win his uncle's millions, they are 
successful and depart for Europe. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1922, page 3227. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3207, Dec. 23; 3368, Dec. 30, 1922; 441, Jan. 27. 
560. Feb. 3; 686, Feb. 10; 817, Feb. 17; 930, Feb. 24; 1038, 1041, March 3; 1271, 
March 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1581, 1589, Sept. 30; 1715-8, Oct. 7; 2122-3, Oct. 28; 2298, 
Nov. 4; 2388-9, Nov. 11; 2762-3, Dec. 2; four-page insert, Dec. 9; 3000, Dec. 16, 
1922; 34-5, Jan. 6; 416-7, Jan. 27; 890-1, Feb. 24; 1242, March 17, 1923. 

BELL. BOY 13. Produced by Thomas H. Ince. Distributed by Associated First 
National. Released January, 1923. Star, Douglas MacLean. Director, William 
Seiter. Length, 4,940 feet. 

Synopsis: Comedy farce. Modern hotel life used as a background for the 
story of a young college chap, who tries to earn his living as a bell hop when 
a rich uncle disowns him after he tries to elope with a pretty actress. In his 
new job the youth succeeds in tangling up the affairs of everyone around, 
him and brings about many humorous mix-ups. He is fired and starts a 
strike. All the hotel employees quit. He consents to call off the strike if 
uncle, the new hotel owner, consents to his marrying the actress. His uncle 
agrees. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 27, 1923, page 472. 

First Run Showings: Pages 819, Feb. 17; 1041. March 3; 1164, March 10; 
1270, March 17. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2051, Oct. 21, 1922; 537, Feb. 3; 1145, March 10, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 818, Feb. 17, 1923. 

BELLS OF SAN JUAN. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. 
Released Oct. 15, 1922. Star, Charles Jones. Director, Scott Dunlap. Length, 
4,587 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama based upon Sheriff determined to get his man 
Adapted from the novel by Jackson Gregory. Roderick Norton is Sheriff of 
San Juan and resolved to capture his father's assassin. Dorothy Page, doctor, 
attends a wounded man and is held prisoner — the men fearing she will advise 
the Sheriff of their whereabouts. Norton rides to her rescue and declares his 
love for her. She leaves town to continue her studies. During her absence 
Norton is injured by his enemies, becoming mentally deranged and a thief. 
Dorothy returns, and through her treatment restores his health and memory. 
After many encounters and much gun-play he gets his man and the lovers 
start on a honeymoon. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1922. page 2176. 

First Run Showings: Pages 685, Feb. 10; 1271, March 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1824-5, Oct. 14, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 2921, Dec. 9. 1922. 



Produced and distributed by Sanford Productions. 
Star. Pete Morrison. Director, Marcel Perez. 



BETTER MAN WINS, THE. 

Released Sept. 1, 1922. 
Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Semi-Western drama. An auto accident brings Chicago cabaret 
proprietor and silent girl partner, seeking relief from injury, to interfere in 
love affair between Nell, running father's ranch, and the son of neighborly 
rancher. The couple switch their affections and their ways part. Eventually 
the better man wins and the young ranching couple realize fully their love for 
each other. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1922, page 2174. 



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BILL OF DIVORCEMENT, A. Produced by Ideal Films. Distributed by Asso- 
ciated Exhibitors. Released Dec. 24, 1922. Star, Constance Binney. Director, 
Denison Clift. Length, 5.819 feet. 

Synopsis: Society drama with strong human interest. From the stage 
play by Clemens Dane. Margaret Fairfield learns after her marriage that 
insanity runs in her husband's family. Soon after, he is placed in an 
asylum and pronounced incurable. Seventeen years pass and their daughter 
grows up.. Margaret falls in love with Gray Meredith and finally divorces 
her husband. The daughter, Sydney, is herself in love. The husband returns, 
his sanity restored. Margaret is torn between her sense of duty toward him 
and her love for Meredith. Sydney renounces her own love, sends her mother 
away to find happiness, and remains with her father to care for him. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 20, 1923, page 336. 

Advertising: Pages 3312-3, Dec. 30, 1922; 519, Feb. 3; 1013, March 3, 1923. 

BISHOP OF THE OZARKS, THE. Distributed by Film Booking Offices. Re- 
leased Feb. 4, 1923. Star, Milford Howard. Director, Finis Fox. Length, 



Synopsis: Drama with a religious note. The theme of regeneration and 
the triumph of good over evil. The locale is chiefly the foothills and wild 
fastnesses of the Ozark Mountains. Escaped convict changes clothes with a 
minister; the latter is later killed. The convict takes up his work as pastor 
in the Ozark Mountains. His foster daughter is sought by two young doctors, 
one of whom offers her a good love while the other has her under his evil 
influence. She finally accepts the honorable one and her father's identity is 
disclosed. He wins the love and admiration of the mountain folk. 

References: Reviewed issue March 17, 1923, page 1291. 

Advertising: Pages 287, Jan. 20; 535, Feb. 3; 620-1, Feb. 10; 901, Feb. 24, 
;1923. 

BLIND BARGAIN, THE. Produced and distributed by Goldwyn. Released 
Dec. 10, 1922. Featuring Lon Chaney, Jacqueline Logan and Raymond Mc- 
Kee. Director, Wallace Worsley. Length, 4,473 feet. 

Synopsis: Mystery melodrama. Star plays dual role. A mad surgeon 
believes he can prove theory of evolution by turning man back into a physical 
and mental approximation of his Simian ancestors by transferring the glands 
of a live monkey into his body. A struggling author agrees to allow doctor 
to experiment upon him in return for financial and medical aid for his mother 
who is dying. Unable to buy his release, after his book has been accepted, 
the writer escapes the fate of other victims, chained in the doctor's private 
dungeon, when one of these men breaks the bars encaging him and crushes 
the doctor to death. Romance between author and publisher's daughter. 

References: Reviewed issue December 2, 1922, page 2798. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3049, Dec. 16, 1922; 65, Jan. 6; 1164, March 10; 
1273, March 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 482-3, July 29; 937, Aug. 26; 1085, 1087, Sept 2; 2S44 
Dec. 9; 2981, Dec. 16, 1922; 660, Feb. 10; 875, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Exploitation: Page 3196, Dec. 23, 1922. 



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BLOOD AND SAND. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by 
Paramount. Released Sept. 10, 1922. Star. Rodolph Valentino, supported by 
l.Uu Lee and Nita Naldi. Director, Fred Niblo. Length, 8.110 feet. 



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Synopsis: A romantic drama. Adapted from the play and Ibanez story. 
A theme interwoven, i. e., can man survive the test of being 1 lifted to sudden 
affluence and fame from a humble environment? Famous bull-fighter, the 
idol of Spain, marries his childhood sweetheart, but forsakes her for a 
soulless, sensual woman. When his mistress humiliates him he pleads with 
his wife that every man has two loves — the fine and the base. She wants to 
forgive him but cannot. Unnerved, the bull fighter enters the ring and for 
the last time — he misses his aim and is gored by the enraged animal. As he 
dies his wife forgives him, while out in the arena the populace acclaims a 
new hero. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 19, 1922, page 917. 

First Run Showings: Pages 717, Aug. 12; 872, Aug. 19; 1006. Aug. 26; 
1135-6. 1138. Sept 2; 1258. Sept. 9; 1371-2, Sept. 16; 1484-7, Sept. 23; 1608-11, 
Sept. 30; 1747, Oct. 7; 2021, 2023, Oct. 21, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 1790, March 25; 2755, May 20; 2904, May 27; 3090-91, 
June 10; 5, July 1; 221, July 15; 446-7, July 29; 569. Aug. 5; 669, Aug. 12; 
811-12, Aug. 19; 1077, Sept. 2; 1943, Oct. 21; 2097, Oct. 28; 3259, Dec. 30. 1922; 
125, Jan. 13. 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2036, Oct. 21; 2165, Oct. 28; 2424, 2428, Nov. 11; 
2666, Nov. 25; 2928, 2932, Dec. 9; 3039, Dec. 16, 1922. 
Prologues: Pages 2036, Oct. 21; 2546, Nov. 18, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 1265, Sept. 9; 1620. Sept. 30; 1751, 1762, Oct. 7; 1891, 
Oct, 14; 2026, Oct. 21; 2160, 2168, Oct. 28; 2422, Nov. 11; 2543. Nov. 18; 2664. 
Nov. 25, 1922. 

Window Displays: Page 2547, Nov. 18, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1485. Sept. 23; 1748, Oct. 7; 2922, Dec. 9, 1922. 




BOHEMIAN GIRL, THE. Produced by Harley Knoles. Distributed by Ameri- 
can Releasing Corp. Released Jan. 14, 1923. With Gladys Cooper, Ivor 
Novello and Constance Collier. Director, Harley Knoles. Length, 6,462 feet. 

Synopsis: Adaptation of Balfe's opera. Features adventure and romance. 
Austrian count gives hunt dinner at which young gypsy is guest of honor — 
the gypsy having saved the life of the count's little daughter. The gypsy's 
comrade kidnaps the child and escapes, and the girl is brought up as a gipsy, 
ignorant of her real Identity. The youth who saved her life is in reality a 
Pole of royal blood. They fall in love with one another and are separated 
when the girl is reunited to her father. Explanations follow and the count 
grants his consent to their engagement. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 17 r 1923, page 841. 

First Run Showings: Page 816, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 3273, Dec. 30. 1922; 517. Feb. 3, 1923. 

BOND BOY, THE. Produced by Inspiration Pictures, Inc. Distributed by 
Associated First National. Released October, 1922. Star, Richard Barthel- 
mess. Director, Henry King. Length, 6,902 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama with touch of heart Interest, I. ml in Kentucky 
Moun tains. Youth is sold Into bondage by mother to keep herself from poor- 
house. The wife of the boy's employer seizes opportunity to And real romance 
with book agent. As they are about to elope, the youth prevents her. The 
husband returns home and mistrusting his wife and the boy, picks up uIn 
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murder. Eventually escapes and the wife confesses. Thereupon he finds 
real love and happiness with his sweetheart. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 21, 1922, page 2042. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2020-23. Oct. 21; 2155-6. 2158, Oct. 28; 2276-8, 
Nov. 4; 2538, Nov. 18; 2788. Dec. 2. 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 963, Aug. 26; 2000, Oct. 21; 2524, Nov. 18, 1922. 
Lobby Displays: Page 3041, Dec. 16. 1922. 
Exploitation: Page 2670, Nov. 25, 1922. 
Window Displays: Page 316, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2158, Oct. 28; 2416, Nov. 11; 2920, Dec. 9, 1922. 

BOSS OF CAMP 4. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation 
Released Nov. 26, 1922. Star, Charles Jones. Director, W. S. Van Dyck. 
Length, 4,235 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama releasing plenty of exciting incident and 
thrills. Presents a hero who never gives up the fight. Foreman of road 
construction job has difficulties completing his task due to conspiracy of the 
boss of the camp and his associates who would prevent him from finishing 
the contract on time. After a series of fights and narrow escapes the fore- 
man completes the contract on time and wins the contractor's daughter. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1922, page 2799. 

Advertising: Pages 2752-3, Dec. 2, 1922. 

BRASS COMMANDMENTS. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released Jan. 
28, 1923. Star, William Farnum. Director, Lynn F. Reynolds. Length, 
4,829 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama concerning cattle thieves, adventure and 
romance.. A sandstorm is one of the highlights of the picture. Stephen 
Lanning, returns from the East, to aid the sheriff in ridding the town of the 
lawless element. Gloria Hollowell, the pretty hotel clerk, falls in love with 
him, but she believes he is in love with Ellen Bosworth, an Eastern girl. 
Campan, a notorious cattle rustler, is anxious to get rid of Lanning. He 
gets his man to abduct the two girls. They are overtaken by a storm. 
Stephen rescues the girls. Campan is punished and Gloria marries Lanning. 

References: First run showings: Page 1272, March 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Page 524, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1047, March 3, 1923. 

BRAWN OF THE NORTH. Produced by Laurence Trimble and Jane Murfln. 
Distributed by Associated First National. Released Nov., 1922. Star, Strong- 
heart, the dog. Directors, Laurence Trimble and Jane Murfln. Length, 7,759 
feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama of the snowy Northland. Story of mother-love and 
dog-devotion. Treats of the exploits of a dog who accompanies his mistress 
to the North country. She has been sent for by her brother and fiance. 
The latter proves to be a scamp, and the dog saves the girl from his evil 
designs. The girl Is forced into marriage with a brute who eventually is 
transformed Into a gentleman. The dog is caught in a trap and the husband 
saves him. It later develops that the animal saves their infant from death 
by the wolves. And the dog, incidentally, develops a romance of his own. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1922, page 2686. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2657-60, Nov. 25; 2786, 2788-9, Dec. 2; 3208-9, 
Dec. 23, 1922; 443, Jan. 27; 819. Feb. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 977, Aug. 26; two page insert, Nov. 18; 2895-8, Dec. 9; 
3327, Dec. SO. 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 3202, Dec. 23, 1922; 454, Jan. 27; 690, 698, Feb. 10; 
827, Feb. 17; 938-9, Feb. 24. 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 3039, Dec. 16, 1922; 198-9, Jan. 13; 461, Jan. 27; 698, 
Feb. 10. 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2919, Dec. 9, 1922; 816, Feb. 17, 1923. 



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BREAKING HOME TIES. Produced by E. S. Manheimer. Distributed by 
Associated Exhibitors. Released Nov. 12, 1922. Featuring Lee Kohlmer, 
Jane Thomas and Betty Howe. Directed by Frank N. Seltzer and George 
K. Rolands. Length, 5,622 feet. 

Synopsis: Heart interest drama, of pathos, comedy and romance center- 
ing about Hebrew family. Inspired by " Eli, Eli," a traditional Hebrew 
melody. Youth flees from home in Russia, after supposedly killing friend in 
jealous quarrel. Parents fail in business. The youth in America becomes a 
successful lawyer. The parents come to America, but are unable to locate 
him. They are finally taken to the poorhouse by hero's fiancee, a settlement 
worker. Here all are finally reunited. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1922, page 2797. 

First Run Showings: Page 1040, March 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2490-1, Nov. 18, 1922; 519, Feb. 3; 1013. March 3, 1923. 

BROAD DAYLIGHT. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, Oct. 
30, 1922. Featuring Lois Wilson, Jack Mulhall and Ralph Lewis. Director. 
Irving Cummings. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Crook melodrama. Girl, determined to avenge her father, sent 
to prison, is induced to marry politician's son to embarrass his father. She 
marries the wrong man. The crooks carry him oft*. On her father's return 
from prison years later he is prevailed upon to commit a burglary. The girl 
hastens to the scene of the robbery, tells her father that the man who urged 
him to do the " job " is responsible for his having been sent to prison. The 
father kills him. The owner of the house enters and proves to be the girl's 
husband. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 1922, page 2296. 

First Run Showing: Pages 2275-6, 2278, Nov. 4; 2540, Nov. 18; 2650, Nov. 
25; 2787. Dec. 2, 1922; 442, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1570-1, Sept. 30; 1953, Oct. 21; 2109, Oct. 28; 2242, 
Nov. 4; 2362, Nov. 11; 2504, Nov. 18, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Page 201, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 3052, Dec. 16, 1922. 

BROADWAY MADONNA, THE. Produced by Harry Revier. Distributed by 
Film Booking Offices of America, Inc. Released Oct. 29, 1922. Star, Dorothy 
Revier. Director, Harry Revier. Length, 5,602 feet. 

Synopsis: Society mystery drama. Scenes of Broadway's cabarets and 
New York night life. Deals with the efforts of two crooks, a doctor and his 
wife, aided by a gang of ruffians to get the woman " married " to Tom 
Bradshaw and thus get hold of some of the wealth possessed by his family. 
One of the crooks in robbing safe at Bradshaw home kills the Judge. Tom 
is suspected of his father's murder. His mother, believing him guilty, takes 
the blame and is sent to prison. Woman detective gets evidence convicting 
the doctor and Tom falls in love with her. 

References: Reviewed Issued Nov. 11, 1922. page 2434. 

First Run Showings: Page 185, Jan. 18, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2224-5, Nov. 4; 2520, Nov. 18, 1922. 

BROADWAY ROSE. Produced by Tiffany Productions. Distributed by M«tro. 

Released Sept. 26, 1922. Star, Mae Murray. Director. Robert Z. Leonard. 
Length, 6. reels. 

Synopsis: Romance of Broadway and the country featured by the darning 
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Hugh Thompson. His parents, wealthy folk, oppose his infatuation. Seek- 
ing only happiness for herself and the man she loves, she consents to a secret 
marriage to avoid a break between Hugh and his family. The family, how- 
ever, discovers the facts, and persuades the sou to break off with his wife. 
The dancer finds happiness with her country lover after a series of dra- 
matic complications. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1922, page 1389. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1486, Sept. 23; 1608, 1610, Sept. 30; 1746, 1748, 
Oct. 7; 1886, 1888, Oct. 14; 2021-2, Oct. 21; 2155, 2157, Oct. 28; 2277-8, Nov. 4; 
2418, Nov. 11; 2538, Nov. 18; 2659, Nov. 25; 2787, Dec. 2; 3209, Dec. 23, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 124-5, July 8; 1711-4, Oct. 7; four page insert, Dec. 
2, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2163, Oct. 28; 2283. Nov. 4; 2924, Dec. 9, 1922; 44 8, 
451, Jan. 27; 690, Feb. 10; 830, Feb. 17; 1169, March 10, 1923. 

Prologues: Pages 2283, Nov. 4; 3042, Dec. 16. 1922; 198, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2424, Nov. 11; 2544, Nov. 18, 1922; 196, Jan. 13; 574, 
Feb. 3; 692, Feb. 10; 1297, March 17, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2034, Oct. 21; 2172, Oct. 28, 1922; 826, 829, Feb. 
17; 1176, March 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1487, Sept. 23; 1608. Sept. 30; 1748, Oct. 7; 
2022, Oct. 21; 2785, Dec. 2, 1922; 186, Jan. 13, 1923. 

BROKEN CHAINS. Produced and distributed by Goldwyn. Released Dec. 
24, 1922. With Colleen Moore, Malcolm McGregor and Ernest Torrence. Direc- 
tor, Allen Holubar. Length, 6,190 feet. 

Synopsis Drama of the West. First prize winner in Chicago Daily News 
scenario contest. Tale of cowardice, love and regeneration. Eastern youth 
proves a coward when confronted by danger. To escape odium that confronts 
him, he goes to his ranch in Redwood district of California and there meets 
and falls in love with Mercy Boone, pitiful young wife of a brutal giant who 
keeps her chained in his lonely cabin. The youth champions the girl, even 
after having been brutally beaten by her husband. He returns for a final 
conflict and Boone meets his death in trap he had set for youthful champion. 

< References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1922, page 3065. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3207, Dec. 23, 1922; 66, Jan. 6; 310-1, Jan. 
20; 686-8, Feb. 10; 819. Feb. 17; 929, Feb. 24; 1039, March 3; 1165, March 
10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2999, June S; 3190, June 17; 6, July 1; 117, July 8; 
1088, Sept. 2; 2845, Dec. 9; 2980, Dec. 16. 1922; 660, Feb. 10; 874, Feb. 24, 1923. 
Lobby Displays: Page 935, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 461, Jan. 27; 702, Feb. 10; 826, 830-1, Feb. 17; 1049, 
1052, March 3, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 566, 575, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 1041, March 3, 1923. 

BROTHERS UNDER THE SKIN. Produced and distributed by Goldwyn. Re- 
leased Nov. 19, 1922. With Helene Chadwick, Claire Windsor, Pat O'Malley 
and Norman Kerry. Director, E. Mason Hopper. Length, 4.961 feet. 

Synopsis: Comedy-drama of modern marriage by Peter B. Kyne. In a 
story of two henpecked husbands who turn cave-men it is shown that 
despite their widely separated stations in life, the vice president and shipping 
clerk of the same Arm are brothers under the skin. Wife of vice president 
indulges in sables and almost bankrupts her husband. Shipping clerk's wife 
buys on installment plan and dreams of luxury. Neither want children until 
they're ready to " settle down." Then their lives cross. The two husbands 
compare notes and decide on cave-man course of action. Both wives accept 
the masterly hand with joy. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 1922, page 2290. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2657, 2660, Nov. 25; 2788, Dec. 2; 2920 Dec. 9' 
3208, 3219, Dec. 23; 3368-9, 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 185, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 937. Aug. 26; 1085, 1087, Sept. 2; 2507, Nov. 18; 2593-4, 
Nov. 25; 2726-7, Dec. 2; 2844, Dec. 9; 2981, Dec. 16, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Page 461, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2669, Nov. 25, 1922; 70, Jan. 6; 198, 200, Ja; 13. 314, 
319, Jan. 20; 448, Jan. 27; 575, Feb. 3; 829, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 64, Jan. 6; 184, Jan. 13; 560, Feb. 3, 1923. 

BULLDOG DRUMMOND. Produced by Hollandia Film Corporation. Distributed 
by Hodkinson. Released Dec. 3, 1922. Featuring Evelyn Greeley and Carlyle 
Blackwell. Director, Oscar Apfel. Length, 4,916 feet. 

Synopsis: Mystery melodrama adapted from stage play. Young English 
army officer, out of the service, bored with tedium of everyday existence, 
advertises for employment that will net him considerable adventure and excite- 
ment. The " ad " is answered by an attractive girl whose uncle is in the power 
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of robbing their patients. The uncle, rather than continue to do their bidding, 
commits suicide. After many exciting adventures and narrow escapes, the hero 
brings the criminals to justice and wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1922, page 2687. 
First Run Showings: Page 1039, March 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Page 486, July 29; 2509, Nov. 18; 2950, 2953. 2956, Dec. 9; 3067. 
3069, 3071, Dec. 16, 1922. 

Exploitation: Page 452, Jan. 27, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 560, Feb. 3, 1923. 

BURNING SANDS. Produced by George Melford. Distributed by Paramount. 
Released Oct. 15. 1922. With Wanda Hawley. Milton Sills, Robert Cain and 
Jacqueline Logan. Director, George Melford. Length, 6,919 feet. 

Synopsis: Romance of the desert. Based on novel by Arthur Weigall. Young 
Englishman, tired of civilization, takes up his abode in the Arabian desert. 
On the death of the old Shiek he is made leader of the tribe, the Shiek's son 
having displeased his father. The son plots with traitorous English officer 
to do away with the hero. Lizette, a French dancer, whom the man had be- 
friended, warns him of the plot. An English society girl follows him to the 
desert to seek his forgiveness. Jealous French girl nearly disillusions her rival. 
Hero is rescued from renegade Arabs and reunited with sweetheart after Lizette 
is killed in attempted escape. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1922, page 1389. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1369, Sept. 16; 1484, Sept. 23; 1609. Sept. 30; 
1746-7, Oct. 7; 2020-21, Oct. 21; 2417-9, Nov. 11; 2922. Dec. 9; 3050, Dec. 16; 
3375. Dec. 30. 1922; 443, Jan. 27; 560, Feb. 3. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1790, March 25; 2763, May 20; 2905, May 27; 5, July 1; 
669. Aug. 12; 1077, Sept. 2; 1423-4, Sept. 23, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 3044, Dec. 16; 3201-2, Dec. 23. 1922; 452, 459. Jan. 27. 
1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2170, Oct. 28; 2668, Nov. 25; 3039-40, Dec. 16, 1922; 73, 
Jan. 6; 459. Jan. 27, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 3201, Dec. 23, 1922; 937. Feb. 24, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 1886, Oct. 14, 1922. 

BUSTER, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released Feb. 18, 1923. 
Star, Dustln Farnum. Director, Colin Campbell. Length, 4,587 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama of the romantic type. Boston society girl, 
niece of a wealthy woman, is sent to a ranch, where it is hoped the change of 
environment will awaken the girl to something more than having her own way. 
The foreman finds the over-indulged girl amusing. Then he recognizes a more 
serious feeling regarding her welfare and his attempts to protect her are mis- 
understood. When he meets with accident in her defence she, in turn, saves 
him from fatal plunge down the mountainside. She finds herself, undergoes a 
change and decides to remain as the foreman's wife. 
References: Reviewed Issue Feb. 24, 1923, page 942. 

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CALIFORNIA ROMANCE, A. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released Dec. 
24, 1922. Star, John Gilbert. Director, Jerome Storm. Length, 3,892 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama of the days when California was annexed to the 
Union. The heroine is in love with a youthful Don who has a streak of* 
cowardice in his make-up. She finally brings the affair to the point where 
she will give her love to a rival unless he shows some signs of being cour- 
ageous. He shows his fighting spirit, and in the subsequent conflict the hated 
rival receives his punishment as the leader of a guerilla band. The hero 
emerges with flying colors. 

References: Reviewed Issue Dec. 23, 1922, page 3226. 

CALVERT'S VALLEY. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Company. Re- 
leased Oct. 8, 1922. Star, John Gilbert. Director, Jack Dillon. Length, 4,416 

feet. 

Synopsis: Mystery melodrama based upon self-sacrifice. Hester Rymal 
tells Jim Calvert she no longer loves him and breaks their engagement. A 
little later Calvert meets his death by a fall from a cliff. A widow tells Page 
I. mis n, whom she finds in a drunken stupor, that he killed Calvert, but out 
of sympathy will keep his secret. Emlyn overhears Calvert's mother accusing 
Hester of having caused her son's death. Emlyn confesses to save the girl. At 
the trial the widow admits that her demented son, now dead, killed Calvert. 
Emlyn Is freed to find happiness with Hester. 

References: Reviewed Issue October 21. 1922. page 2043. 

First Run Showings: Page 2419. Nov. 11, 1922. 

Advertising: Insert. July 8; 1721. Oct. 7, 1922. 

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CANYON OF THE FOOLS. Produced by R-C Pictures. Distributed by Film 
Booking Offices of America, Inc. Released Jan. 21, 1923. Star, Harry Carsy. 
Director, Val Paul. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama carrying intrigue based upon capture of ban- 
dits and flavored with romance. Adapted from Richard Matthew Hallet's 
novel. Hero has been framed and goes West to search for the man responsible 
for his disgrace. Meets his old sweetheart, who is the fiancee of the villain, 
the latter appearing under an assumed name. The hero gets involved in a 
quarrel between Mexican lovers and is locked up, but Sheriff allows him his 
freedom if he will capture the bandits. The hero succeeds after many diffi- 
culties and exposes the real crook. He wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 3, 1923, page 587. 

First Run Showings: Page 1162, March 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 39, Jan. 6; 270, Jan. 20; 408-9, Jan. 27; 654, Feb. 10, 1923. 

CAPTAIN FLY-BY-NIGHT. Produced by R.-C. Pictures. Distributed by Film 
Booking Offices of America, Inc. Released, Dec. 24, 1922. Star, Johnnls 
Walker. Director, William K. Howard. Length, 4,900 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama. From story by Johnston McCulley, Unfolds 
the adventures of a daring young swashbuckler In olden California during the 
era of Spanish domination in 1824. Two strangers come to one of the guard 
houses at the Presidio and it is about their activities and mistaken identities 
that the plot revolves. One cabellero is sought after as the bandit while 
another is believed by the Senorita to be Rocha, her betrothed. It is finally 
discovered that the supposed bandit is really Rocha, and he puts an end 
to Fly-By-Night. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1922, page 3385. 

First Run Showings: Page 928, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 728,734, Aug. 12; 2890, Dec. 9; 3169, Dec. 23; 3308-9, 
Dec. 30, 1922; 162, Jan. 13, 1923. 

CATCH MY SMOKE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released, Dec. 3, 
1922. Star, Tom Mix. Director, William Beaudine. Length, 4,070 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama based upon cattle rustling. Cowboy soldier 
returns from war to find his horse mistreated and his ranch in possession of 
a pretty girl. He suspects something is wrong. The foreman is responsible 
for the villainy and is determined to get rid of the girl because the ranch 
has proven valuable through the discovery of oil. The hero masquerades 
under an assumed name and restores order. He is compelled to rescue the 
kidnapped girl and beat the enemies single-handed. 
References: Reviewed issue Jan. 13, 1923, page 231. 
First Run Showings: Pages 185, Jan. 13; 441, Jan. 27, 1923. 

CAUGHT BLUFFING. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released, 
Sept. 18, 1922. Star, Frank Mayo. Director, Lambert Hillyer. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Melodrama laid in Alaska. Revolves around fight of two men 
for a girl. Situation of cheating at cards furnishing the climax. Gambler 
boasts reputation of playing fair. Occasion arises where he has to resort to 
underhand card play for the first time in his career to save the Ufa and 
honor of the only girl who ever fascinated him. After "a bit of misunder- 
standing she appreciates him and love triumphs. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 23, 1922, page 1505. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1370, Sept. 16; 1608, Sept. 30; 1748, Oct. 7, 1922. 
Advertising: Pages 118, July 8; 380, July 22; 573, Aug. 5; 934, Aug. 26; 
1201, Sept. 9. 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 2022, Oct. 21, 1922. 

CHALLENGE, THE. Produced by Star Productions, Inc. Distributed by Amer- 
ican Releasing Corp. Released, Nov. 26, 1922. Star, Dolores Cassinelli. 
Director, Tom Terriss. Length, 5,052 feet. 

Synopsis: Society drama. Derives its title from the many sides of a man's 
nature— the challenge of hate, jealousy, etc. Story has to do with Barbara, 
hostess at a fashionable Adirondack Mountain hotel, and her two suitors, an 
artist and a banker. She marries the artist. But the banker has not lost 
heart. His tactics are deep and subtle. He throws money in the way of the 
artist, who spends it recklessly. He sees to it that Barbara is offered her 
old place. Through reverses Barbara remains steadfast in her duty to her 
husband. Banker resists temptation and finally brings about happy ending 
for husband and wife. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 10, 1923, page 706. 

CHRISTIAN, THE. . Produced and distributed by Goldwyn. Released Jan 
28, 1923. With Richard Dix, Mae Busch, Gareth Hughes, Phyllis Haver and 
Mahlon Hamilton. Director, Maurice Tourneur. Length, 8,333 feet. 



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Synopsis: A love drama adapted from the novel and play by Sir Hall Caine. 
Exterior scenes were taken in London, at Epsom Downs and on the Isle of 
Man. Concerns the efforts of one John Storm, who becomes a Christian Social- 
ist, to live as Christ would live, and his struggle to free himself from his love 
for Glory Quayle. John and Glory had been childhood sweethearts. In London 
Glory becomes a nurse and finally a star on the stage. John enters the 
church. Later scenes show John's struggles, the meeting of the couple at 
the race track, his determination to kill Glory to save her from herself, and 
his death in Glory's arms, after a stoning by an infuriated mob. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 20, 1923, page 335. 

First Run Showings: Pages 442, Jan. 27; 685, Feb. 10; 816, Feb. 17; 1039-41, 
March 3; 1164-5, March 10; 1271, March 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 154, July 2; 531, July 23, 1921; 2999, June 3; 3191, June 
17; 6, July 1; 117, July 15; 937, Aug. 26; 1085-6, Sept. 2; 2595, Nov. 25; 
Dec. 9; 2981, Dec. 16; 3303, Dec. 30, 1922; 13, Jan. 6; 514, Feb. 3; 660, Feb. 10; 
789, Feb. 17; 874, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Prologues: Page 1276, March 17, 1923. 

Window Displays: Page 934, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 443, Jan. 27, 1923. 



CLARENCE. Produced by William deMille. Distributed by Paramount. Re- 
leased, Nov. 19, 1922. With Wallace Reid, Agnes Ayres and May MeAvoy. 
Director, William deMille. Length, 6,146 feet. 

Synopsis: Comedy-drama. Adaptation of Booth Tarkington's play of the 
same name. Some conflict. Plenty of romance. Tells of a returned 
soldier who is given employment in rich man's home to keep him quiet — the 
>oufh having overheard a family quarrel. He is an odd individual who 
bobs up to settle the family difficulties. He prevents elopement and repairs 
things in the most bland manner. After restoring order, he develops a 
romance with the governess. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1922, page 2175. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2155, Oct. 28; 2275, Nov. 4; 2537, 2539-40, Nov. 
18; 2660, Nov. 25; 2787, 2789, Dec. 2; 2920-22, Dec. 9; 3050-52, Dec. 16; 3210. 
Dec. 23, 1922; 66, Jan. 6; 441, Jan. 27; 1273, March 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1790, March 25; 2771, May 20; 2904, May 27; 5. July 1; 
1077, Sept. 2; 1943, 1945, Oct. 21, 1922; 125, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Page 568, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2927, 2929, Dec. 9; 3202, Dec. 23. 1922; 189-90. 197, 199, 
Jan. 13; 460, Jan. 27; 701, Feb 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 2786, Dec. 2; 3051, Dec. 16, 1922. 





CLOUDED NAME, A. Produced by Logan Productions. Distributed by Play- 
goers Pictures. Released Feb. 18. 1923. With Norma Shearer, Gladden 
James and Yvonne Logan. Director, Austin O. Huhn. Length 4,855 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic mystery drama. Plot centers upon conflict inspired 
through misunderstanding. Melodramatic climax. Youth avoids girl be- 
cause he believes her father responsible for his father's ruin and subsequent 
disappearance. The girl loves him and follows him to a mountain lodge 
where she is the guest of the boy's host, who is also In love with her. The 
host attempts to attack the girl, but she is saved by a stranger who turns out 
to be the boy's father. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1923, page 1186. 

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CONFIDENCE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Sept. 25, 
1922. Star, Herbert Rawlinson. Director, Harry Pollard. Length, 5 reeis. 

Synopsis: Small town comedy balanced with theme of frenzied finance. 
Traveling salesman is fired because of failure to get a certain order. *ie is 
astonished upon opening: his traveling: bag to find $50,000. Taking: a real 
confidence man into his confidence, he puts over several projects to buxw 
up the town. It turns out that the bag: belongs to a real crook. How tie 
reforms the crook, builds up the town, is cleared of snspicion and wins a 
wealthy man's daughter completes the story. 

References: Reviewed issue September 30, 1922, page 1624. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1745, Oct. 7; 1888, Oct. 14; 2023, Oct. 21; 2156. 
Oct. 28; 2788, Dec. 2, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 118 July 8; 380, July 22; 573, Aug. 5; 934, Aug. 26; 
1201, Sept. 9, 1922. 

Exploitation: Page 2546, Nov. 18, 1922. 




CONQUERING THE WOMAN. Produced by King W. Vidor Productions. Dis- 
tributed by Associated Exhibitors. Released Dec. 10, 1922. Star, Florence 
Vidor. Director, King W. Vidor. Length, 5.887 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama from the novel "Kidnapping Coline," by Henry 
C. Rowland. Desert isle locale. Treats of a spoiled society girl who acquires 
foreign manner and a titled fiance, which is not pleasing to her father. To 
break his daughter's spirit he places her aboard a merchant ship with a cow- 
boy friend of his for a companion. And both are stranded on a desert isle. 
The girl is offended with the cowboy and his rough manner and he is offended 
with her patronizing manner. Eventually they fall in love. The titled flanc* 
appears and kidnaps the girl, but the father and cowboy rescue her. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1922, page 3384. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3370, Dec. 30, 1922; 931, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2994-5, Dec. 16, 1922; 33. Jan. 6; 391, Jan. 27, 1923. 

COWBOY AND THE LADY, THE. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Dis- 
tributed by Paramount. Released Oct. 22, 1922. Stars, Mary Miles Minter and 
Tom Moore. Director, Charles Maigne. Length, 4,918 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama, from the play by Clyde Fitch. Treats of a 
young girl who is manager of a ranch — her marriage being unhappy. A young 
man, called the ** dude cowboy," saves her life and protects her from an 
attack by her husband, who has been paying attention to another woman. The 
husband is found murdered and his wife accused of the crime. The cowboy, 
to protect her, assumes the guilt. The other woman clears the mystery by 
disclosing real murderer and the young lovers are happy. 
References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1922, page 2687. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2157, Oct. 28; 2278, Nov. 4; 2417, 2419, Nov. 11; 
2539, Nov. 18; 2920-21, Dec. 9, 1922; 64, Jan. 6; 310, Jan. 20. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2765, May 20; 5, July 1; 669, Aug. 12; 1676, Oct. 7, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Page 314, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 3043. Dec. 16, 1922; 190, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 2660, Nov. 25, 1922. 

CRIMSON CLUE, THE. Distributed by C. C. Pictures. Inc. Released Oct. 9, 
1922. Featuring Jack Richardson and Josephine Sedgwick. Length. 3,811 
feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama. Jose is discharged by Marion Gray from, 
ranch for beating horse. Marion goes looking for new foreman. Benson, 
neighboring rancher, connives with Jose to kidnap Marion. '* Bash " Dixon, 



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itinerant cowboy, witnesses Jose's attempt to abduct Marion and rescues her. 
Benson contrives to get a handkerchief embroidered for " Bash," the new fore- 
man, by Marion. Jose steals horses from Marion's ranch and dropping hand- 
kerchief centers suspicion on " Bash." Marion, certain of " Bash's " inno- 
cence, arranges scheme to get real culprit. Jose is captured in stealing more 
horses from Marion's ranch; Benson is also involved; and all ends well for 
" Bash " and Marion. 

CRINOLINE AND ROMANCE. Produced and distributed by Metro. Released 
Feb. 5, 1923. Star, Viola Dana. Director, Harry Beaumont. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Comedy romance which touches pathos at times and borders upon 
farce in its concluding reels. Features the contrast between old-fashioned 
customs and styles and the modern jazz ideas. Treats of secluded girl brought 
up in crinolines and therefore ignorant of the outside world. Rebels when she 
sees an attractive youth and runs away to her aunt's home, where she experi- 
ences the sensations of living up to jazz ideas. Returns home to please her 
grandfather. Soon after two rival suitors follow and battle for her heart and 
hand. The most honorable of the pair wins. 

References: Reviewed Issue Feb. 3, 1923, page 576. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1164, Mar. 10; 1272, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: One page Insert, Mar. 10, 1923. 

CROW'S NEST. Produced and distributed by Sunset Productions. Released 
Sept. 15, 1922. Star, Jack Hoxle. Director, Paul Hurst. Length, 4,403 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama based upon blood barrier to true romance. 
Treats of a white boy adopted by a squaw, whose birth certificate is stolen by 
the villain because the lad is heir to a ranch. The youth naturally believes 
the squaw to be his real mother. Grown to manhood, he falls in love with a 
beautiful girl. The villain taunts him, claiming he has no right to claim the 
attention of a white woman. In the end the hero learns that this man stole 
the paper proving his birthright, and forces him to give it up and clears 
the way for a happy ending. 

References: Reviewed Issue Dec. 2, 1922. page 2798. 

Advertising: Pages 2998, Dec. 16; 3314, Dec. 30, 1922. 

CRUSADER, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. Re- 
leased Sept. 10, 1922. Star, William Russell. Director, Howard M. Mitchell. 
Length, 4,780 feet. 

Synopsis: Western mining melodrama. Peter Brent, a young farmer, goes 
to the Cobalt mining district in search of fortune. He discovers a silver mine 
and wires Jim Symonds, an acquaintance, to assist him in financing its develop- 
ment. Symonds plans to sell stock. The mine proves worthless. In spite of 
this Symonds proposes to exploit it. Brent refuses and during a visit with his 
men to the mine is burled in a cave-in; the explosion caused by one of Symonds' 
crooked henchman. He is rescued by the mountain girl heroine and her father 
and gets into town in time to force Symonds to return the citizens' money. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 3, 1923, page 585. 

First Run Showings: Page 2786, Dec. 2, 1922. 

Advertising: Insert, July 8; 324, July 22; 1106, Sept. 2, 1922. 

CURSE, THE. Produced by Joseph M. Shear. Distributed by L Lawrence 
Weber and Bobby North. Released Oct., 1922. Featuring Harry T. Morey, 
George Fawcett and Edmund Breese. Director, Harry O. Hoyt. Length, 5,900 
feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama adapted from the Blaney play. Ruth Sanford, daugh- 
ter of a railroad engineer, is the happiest of girls when asked to wed Harry 
Rand, son of the railroad president. Ruth's mother arranges a dinner to cele- 
brate. Sam Handy, superintendent, a rival for Ruth, tempts the father with 
liquor and he falls. His intoxication breaks up the party and brings about his 
discharge. For revenge he mounts an engine attached to the president's 
special car, with the intention of wrecking it. The young lovers •pursue in 
another engine and Ruth effects a rescue, for which she and her father are 
amply rewarded. 

References: Reviewed Issue Sept. 23, 1922, page 1499. 

Advertising: Pages 2744, May 20; 3088. June 10, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Page 2427, Nov. 11, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 2034, Oct. 21; 2881. 2283. Nov. 4. 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 2155, Oct. 28, 1922. 

CUSTARD CUP, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released Jan. 1. 1923. 
With Mary Carr. Director, Herbert Brenon. Length, 6,166 feet. 

Synopsis: Human interest drama based upon mother love and melodramatic 
incident concerning a gang of counterfeiters. Woman who manages tenements 
for owners lives In a made-over barn. She has adopted three children and acts 
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feiters, who impose on the woman. During: a steamboat excursion a fire breaks 
out and all are rescued- Eventually the counterfeiters are captured, but the 
secret service agent saves the woman from prison by proving her innocence. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 27, 1923, page 472. 

First Run Showings: Page 1272, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Two-page insert, Jan. 6; 412-13, Jan. 27; 529, Feb. 3; 651, 
Feb. 10; 899, Feb. 24; 1014, Mar. 3; 1127, Mar. 10. 1923. 

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DANGEROUS ADVENTURE, A. Produced and distributed by Warner Bros. 
Released Nov. 15, 1922. Star, Grace Darmond. Directed by S. L. & Jack 
Warner. Length, 6,500 feet. 

Synopsis: Story of romance and adventure laid in the African jungles. Mar- 
jorie and Edith Stanton, accompanied by their uncle are in quest of a treasure 
'chest left by their uncle hidden in a Central African town. The crafty uncle 
agrees to return Marjorie to the jungle chief in return for a caravan. Mac- 
Donald Hayden, in love with Marjorie, and a chum, decide to go to her rescue. 
In a terrific storm the natives flee the caravan and the uncle is killed. Sev- 
eral adventures precede the rescue of the girls by the American pair. 
References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1922, page 2943. 

Advertising: Pages 1582, 1589, Sept. 30; 1715-8, Oct. 7; 2122-3, Oct. 28; 2298, 
Nov. 4; 2388-9, Nov. 11, 1922; 416-7. Jan. 27, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 319, Jan. 20; 976, Feb. 24, 1923. 

DANGEROUS AGE, THE. Produced by Louis B. Mayer. Distributed by Asso- 
ciated First National. Released January, 1923. Star, Lewis Stone and special 
cast. Director, John M. Stahl. Length, 7,229 feet. 

Synopsis: Society drama. Story deals with ever-present problem of Ameri- 
can life — the dangerous age when romance leaves the heart. After twenty 
years of married life, John Emerson, finds his wife treats him more like a son 
than a husband. Romance has left their lives. On a train to New York he 
meets a girl and the acquaintance develops into a warm friendship. John finds 
his departed youth again. He Is on the point of confessing all to his wife and 
marrying the girl. The wife sees the error of her ways and John, baring his 
soul, professes his love for her. 

References: Reviewed Issue Dec. 9, 1922, page 2940. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2920, Dec. 9; 3050, Dec. 16, 1922; 63, Jan. 6; 185, 
Jan. 13; 310-11, Jan. 20; 442-3, Jan. 27; 686-6. Feb. 10; 817, 819, Feb. 17; 1041, 
Mar. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 983, Aug. 26; 3053-3062, Dec. 16; 3172-3, Dec. 23, 1922; 
164-5, Jan. 13; 992, 1020-1, Mar. 3, 1923. 
Lobby Displays: Page 935, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 460, Jan. 27; 565, 575, Feb. 3; 823, 827, Feb. 17; 1172, 
1175, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 442, Jan. 27; 818, Feb. 17, 1923. 

DANGEROUS GAME, A. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released 
Dec. 25, 1922. Star, Gladys Walton. Director, King Baggot. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Comedy-drama; pathos and romance. From Louis Dodge's story, 
" Gret'n Ann." Gret'n Ann, mistreated by foster parents, runs away and hops 
a freight train. Kindly old brakeman takes her home. She runs away again 
and walks into a wealthy oil king's home. He adopts her. At a spiritual 
seance Gret'n saves him from being duped by the medium. He sends her to 
fashionable seminary, asking her to marry him when she returns. Not realiz- 
ing the import of it, she agrees. An affair develops with brakeman's son and 
the old man releases her of promise. 

References: Reviewed Issue Dec. 30, 1922, page 3383. 

First Run Showings: Page 686, Feb. 10. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2734-5, Dec. 2, 1922. 

DANGER POINT, THE. Produced by Halperln Productions. Distributed by 
American Releasing Corporation. Released Dec. 24, 1922. Star, Carmel Myers. 
Director, Lloyd Ingraham. Length, 6,807 feet. 

Synopsis: Comedy-drama of western rural type, although action takes place 
in a good-sized town, which has grown from settlement to important oil center. 
James Benton, founder of the town, marries a girl from the city. She resents 
his seeming indifference due to the pressure of his business. After writing a 
letter of farewell 6he leaves on a train. An old admirer appears in her com- 
partment and she repulses him as a wreck overwhelms them with darkness. 
Benton is reading his wife's letter when word comes of the disaster. Relief 
train returns with the woman uninjured and the admirer dying. He exonerates 
her and there is a reconciliation. 

References: Reviewed Issue Nov. 18, 1922, page 2548. 

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DARK SECRETS. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by Para- 
mount. Released Feb. 4, 1923. Star, Dorothy Dalton. Director, Victor Flem- 
ing. Length, 4,337 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama. The scenes are laid in Egypt and Long Island, 
and they are touched with Oriental mysticisms, love, hatred and revenge. 
Ruth Rutherford, American society girl, is thrown from the saddle while going 
over the jumps. Knowing she will be a cripple for life, she breaks off her 
engagement to Lord Wallingford, who returns to Cairo, where he sinks to the 
depths of degradation. Hearing of his plight, Ruth decides to go to him. In 
Cairo she meets a famous surgeon, who promises to cure her — for a price — 
herself. She is cured and her servant kills the doctor as he is about to claim 
his reward. The lovers are reunited. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 27, 1923, page 369. 

First Run Showings: Pages 559, 561, Feb. 3; 686, Feb. 10; 817-8, Feb. 17; 
929-30, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Advertising: Two-page insert Dec. 23, 1922; 5, Jan. 6; 240, Jan. 20, 1923. . 

DARLING OF THE RICH, THE. Produced and distributed by B. B. Produc- 
tions, Inc. Released Jan. 15, 1923. Star, Betty Blythe. Director, John Adolfi. 
Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Society melodrama, Charmion Winship inherits an Invention 
sought by Peyton Martin, New York's richest man, whose agent, Torrence 
Welch, seeks to buy it. Welch attempts to get it instead by marry inc 
Charmion* The latter loAes Mason Lawrence, who rescues her from an acci- 
dent. Charmion unknowingly enters into a scheme to sell stolen jewelry. 
When revealed to her she agrees to marry the highest bidder. Martin bid'* 
five million dollars, but Charmion refuses to go through with the deal. Event- 
ually she marries Lawrence, her crippled sister is cured and the story ends 
happily. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 3, 1923, page 585. 
First Run Showings: Pages 1271-2, Mar. 17, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 3306, June 24; 3325, Dec. 30, 1922. 

DAUGHTER OF LUXURY, A. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distrib- 
uted by Paramount. Released Dec. 25, 1922. Star, Agnes Ayres. Director, 
Paul Powell. Length. 4,538 feet. 

Synopsis: Adapted from stage play, " The Imposter." Comedy-drama detail- 
ing the adventures of a girl, who reared in wealth, is left destitute by the 
death of her parents. The penniless girl accepts her trials with a keen sense 
of humor. Among her experiences she is forced to pose as a wealthy heiress 
and is involved in a burglar insurance fraud. Family of social climbers take 
her to their home, thinking she is an heiress. She meets their son and romance 
triumphs when she unmasks his father, who would burglarize his own home lo 
collect the insurance. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1922, page 3063. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3049, Dec. 16; 3210, Dec. 23; 3370. Dec. 30, 1922; 
186, Jan. 13; 560, 562, Feb. 3; 930, Feb. 24; 1165, Mar. 10. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2777, May 20; 2906, May 27; 5, July 1; 2722, Dec. 2. 192: 
Exploitation: Page 823, Feb. 17, 1923. 

DAWN OF REVENGE. Produced by Charles E. Bartlett Prod. Distributed hy 
Aywon Film Corp. Released Oct. 1, 1922. Star and director, Richard Travers. 
Length, 4,700 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama. Ace Hall, disappointed in love, goes west to 
seek fortune in gold field. His housekeeper, a widow, falls in love with him, 
but Ace remembers the girl he left behind. Just as Ace strikes gold, he learns 
girl he loves has married hated rival. Later, having suffered accident and 
become a hunchback, he steals little son of happy couple. Years later, justice 
rights situation following a battle for gold mine. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1922, page 2939. 

DESERTED AT THE ALTAR. Produced and distributed by Phil Goldstone. 
Released Dec. 1, 1922. Special cast. Director. William K. Howard. Length, 
6 reels. 

Synopsis: Rural melodrama. Ann and Tommy Moore, orphans, are unhap- 
pily obliged to remain in the home of their guardian. Squire Simpson. When 
Ann is admired and wooed by young man, her wedding day is interrupted by 
a woman claiming the groom as father of her child. It develops a plot was 
laid to have Ann at the Squire's, since a large inheritance was left her, of 
whi» h nhe knew nothing. The squire It* finally exposed us tlit* instigator of all 
the difficulty, and wrong put lo right. 

References: Reviewed Issue Oct. 7, 1922. page 1770. 

Advertising: Pages 2638, Nov. 26; 3077, Dec. 16; 3239, Dec. 23; 3398. Dec. SO, 
1922; 89, Jan. 6; 211. Jan. 13, 1923. 

Iyobby Displays: Page 319, Jan. 20. 1923. 
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DEVIL'S DOORYARD, THE. Produced by Ben Wilson Productions. Distrib- 
uted by Arrow Film Corp. Released Feb. 15. 1923. Star. William Fairbanks. 
Director. Lewis King. Length, 4.838 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama centering about a wanderer who discovers a 
group of murderers who have just killed a man to get his money. The wan- 
derer is accosted by the men and becomes the victim of a frame-up. He has 
recovered the money which he finds belongs to the victim's niece. She is sent 
for and when she arrives the bandits make an effort to get the ranch. After 
several battles and pursuits, in which the arch-criminal atempts a get-away, 
the hero and victim's niece are successful in defending themselves as well as 
holding title to the ranch. 

DO AND DARE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Company. Released 
Oct. 1, 1922. Star, Tom Mix. Director, Edward Sedgwick. Length, 4,944 feet. 

Synopsis: Really two stories in one. The first being an old-fashioned west- 
ern, the other a farcical tale of a mythical kingdom. The western is told in 
narrative style. Old Indian fighter relates stirring adventures of his youth to 
his grandson — of the days when he fought Indians and rescued the girl who 
later became his wife. The boy, inspired to fill his grand-dad's shoes, hunts 
for adventure, too, and finds it in a southern republic. He is arrested as a spy, 
but escapes to save the ruler's daughter from the enemy. After many more 
captures and escapes he aids ruler in routing enemy and wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1922, page 1769. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2021, Oct. 21; 2416, Nov. 11, 1922; 66, Jan. 6; 
1271, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1564-5, Sept. 30, 1922. 
Lobby Displays: Page 2931, Dec. 9, 1922. 
Exploitation: Page 2544, Nov. 18, 1922. 

DOLLAR DEVILS. Produced by Victor Schertzinger. Distributed by Hodkin- 
son. Released Jan. 28, 1923. Featuring Joseph Dowling, Eva Novak and 
Cullen Landis. Director, Victor Schertzinger. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Small town drama, with strong heart interest. Zannon Carthy, 
town philosopher, aids Jim to become an engineer. Jim is infatuated, with 
Helen, banker's daughter. A crooked promoter comes to town and starts an 
oil drilling scheme. Jim gets the contract for the drilling. The promoter 
attempts to make a get-away with the money, but is foiled by Jim. Oil is 
struck and the town goes money mad. The wells dry up, however. Jim goes 
to New York, where he is successful. Helen elopes with the promoter. Jim 
returns and finds, however, that it was Amy with whom he was in love all the 
time. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 3, 1923, page 584. 

Advertising: Pages 2015, Apr. 8; 2145, Apr. 15; 2267, Apr. 22; 2303, Apr. 29, 
1922; 465, 467. 473-4, 476, 480-1, Jan. 27; 530-1, Feb. 3, 1923. 

DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS IN ROBIN HOOD. Produced by Fairbanks Pictures 
Corp. Distributed by United Artists. Released Jan. 28, 1923. Star, Douglas 
Fairbanks. Director, Allan Dwan. Length, 10,680 feet. 

Synopsis: Spectacular romantic drama of the Middle Ages, based on the his- 
tory and legends of King Richard the Lion-Hearted and Robin Hood, merry 
outlaw of Sherwood Forest. It shows the nobility and devotion to his King. 
Lady Marian and his God, of Earl of Huntington, later Robin Hood. During 
the crusade of King Richard into the Holy Land, Prince John, his brother, 
tries to gain control of England. Sir Guy Gisbourne, in league with him, 
promises that neither the King nor Huntington will return alive. Word 
reaches Huntington of the terrible conditions back in England and he returns. 
Known as Robin Hood, he leads the army of townspeople, captures Prince 
John, wins the returned King's favor and marries Lady Marian. 
References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1922, page 2175. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2416, Nov. 11; 2540, Nov. 18; 3050, Dec. 16; 3210. 
Dec. 23, 1922; 64, Jan. 6; 185, Jan. 13; 441, Jan. 27; 560, Feb. 3; 685-6, 688, 
Feb. 10; 1040-1, Mar. 3; 1163. 1165, Mar. 10; 1270-3, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 627, Feb. 10; 756, Feb. 17; 881, Feb. 24; 1004, Mar. 3; 
1106, Mar. 10; 1222, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2794, Dec. 2; 2928, Dec. 9; 3039, Dec. 16. 1922; 573, Feb. 
3; 831, Feb. 17; 1051, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 565, Feb. 3; 692, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2275, Nov. 4; 2537, Nov. 18, 1922; 443. Jan. 27; 
927, Feb. 24, 1923. 

DR. JACK. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Pathe. Released Nov. 26, 
1922. Star, Harold Lloyd. Director, Fred Newmeyer. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic comedy with plenty of high jinks. Young doctor believes 
in giving out good cheer instead of medicine. He prescribes plenty of sunshine 
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is treated as an invalid by a doctor whose object is to get rich at her father's 
expense. The hero comes to her home and frightens the entire household and 
the girl forgets her troubles. Tbe grasping physician throws up the case. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 6, 1923. page 79. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2537, Nov. 18; 3370, Dec. 30, 1922; 63, Jan. 6; 
184-6. Jan. 13; 310, 312, Jan. 20; 442-3, Jan. 27; 561, Feb. 3; 687, Feb. 10; 817. 
819, Feb. 17; 1041. Mar. 3; 1165. Mar. 10; 1271, Mar. 17. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2291-4, Nov. 4; two-page insert, Nov. 18; four-page 
insert, Dec. 2; two-page insert, Dec. 30, 1922; two-page insert, Jan. 20; one- 
page insert, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1170, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 198-200, Jan. 13; 320, Jan. 20; 452-4, Jan. 27; 568, Feb. 3; 
691-2, 700-701, Feb. 10; 831. Feb. 17; 935, 938, Feb. 24; 1045. 1049, 1050. 1063, 
Mar. 3; 1173-4, 1076, Mar. 10; 1283, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Window Displays: Page 828 Feb. 17, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2921, Dec. 9; 3210, Dec. 23, 1922; 310, 312, Jan. 
20; 440, Jan. 27; 561-2, Feb. 3; 1040. 1079, Mar. 3, 1923. 

DRUMS OF FATE. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by Para- 
mount. Released Feb. 18. 1923. With Mary Miles Minter. Director, Charles 
Maigne. Length, 5,716 feet. 

Synopsis: Dramatic romance. Adapted from the novel, "Sacrifice," by Will 
M. Ritchey. An eternal triangle story starting in New York and jumping to 
the jungles of Africa. Believing her husband killed in the jungles of Portu- 
guese East Africa, Carol Delliver is persuaded to marry David Verne, a musi- 
cian, who is in love with her. The marriage saves his life. Later the husband 
turns up in the jungles, hears of his wife's marriage. His return is such a 
shock that the musician husband dies. Husband No. 1 returns to the jungle. 
Carol follows him and after her men have a battle with the natives, joins her 
first love. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 20, 1923, page 339. 

First Run Showings: Pages 440, Jan. 27; 817, Feb. 17; 1041, Mar. 3. 1923. 
Advertising: Two-page insert, Dec. 23, 1922; 4, Jan. 6; 240, Jan. 20, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 1162, Mar. 10, 1923. 

DUTY FIRST. Produced and distributed by Sanford Production. Released Dec. 
1, 1922. Star, Pete Morrison. Director, Marcel Perez. Length, 5 reels. ♦ 

Synopsis: Canadian western drama. A band of opium smugglers, with the 
exception of their leader, is captured by the betrayal of a dance hall girl to a 
private in the mounted police. The latter is ordered to get the leader and the 
chase proceeds to New York, where, after an exciting episode the leader again 
escapes to the Canadian woods. He is eventually taken in the cabin of the 
girl with whom the officer is in love, from which incident the title of the story 
is taken. 

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Joseph M. Schenck presents 

CONSTANCE 
TALMADGE 

EAST' WEST^ 

A 3ir/»t national ^Picture 




KAST IS WEST. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Distributed by Associated 
First National. Released, October, 1922. Star, Constance Talmadge. Direc- 
tor, Sydney Franklin. Length, 7.737 feet. 

Synopsis: Rom a nee taking in the Orient and Occident. Adaptation of 
the stage play. Based upon elimination of barrier of East versus West. Love 
interest and some melodrama. Ming Toy, supposedly a Chinene girl, escapes 
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San Francisco and is introduced as the charge of a friendly Chinaman. Her 
beauty attracts king of Chinatown, but when he attempts to take her away, 
the American youth arrives and befriends her. He places her in his home 
and his parents become reconciled to his desire to marry her when it is proven 
that she is a white girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 9, 1922, page 1296. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2157-8, Oct. 28; 2277-8, Nov. 4; 2417-8. Nov 11; 
2538-40, Nov. 18; 2658, Nov. 25; 2919, 2922, Dec. 9; 3049, Dec. 16; 3209-10, 
Dec. 23, 1922; 65, Jan. 6; 184-5, 187, Jan. 13; 310. Jan. 20; 441, Jan. 27; 688, 
Feb. 10, 1923. 

• Advertising: Pages 965, Aug. 26; 1998-9, Oct. 21; four page insert, Nov. 11; 
2766-7 Dec. 2; 3328-9, Dec. 30, 1922; 1146, March 10, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2791, Dec. 2; 2926, Dec. 9; 3195, Dec. 23, 1922; 189, 
Jan. 13; 449, Jan. 27; 573. Feb. 3; 831, Feb. 17; 934, Feb. 24; 1047-8, 1053, 
March 3; 1175, March 10, 1923. 

Prologues: Pages 3200, Dec. 23, 1922; 196, Jan. 13; 938, Feb. 24; 1170, March 
10, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2422, Nov. 11; 2546. Nov. 18; 2782, Dec. 2; 2932, Dec. 
9; 3043-4, Dec. 16; 3201, Dec. 23, 1922; 69, 71-3, Jan. 6; 189, 200, Jan. 13; 
315, 318, 320, Jan. 20; 452, 461, Jan. 27; 569, Feb. 3; 698, Feb. 10; 825, Feb. 
17; 1172, 1174, March 10, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2545, Nov. 18; 3198, Dec. 23, 1922; 199, Jan. 13; 
453 Jan. 27 1923 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2155, 2158, Oct. 28; 2539, Nov. 18; 2658, Nov. 25; 
2788, Dec. 2, 1922. 

EBB TIDE. Produced by George Melford. Distributed by Paramount. Re- 
leased, Dec. 4, 1922. "With Lila Lee, James Kirkwood, George Fawcett and 
Jacqueline Logan. Director, George Melford. Length, 7,336 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic Adventure of the South Seas. From novel by Robert 
Louis Stevenson* Interest centers about the struggles of a man on the human 
ebb tide for regeneration through the love of a woman. Old sea captain with 
a couple of derelict companions brings his ship to anchor in the harbor of 
an unchartered island of the South Seas. Oa this island lives a solitary 
white man and his daughter. The youngest derelict falls in love with the 
girl and is regenerated, but her father has sworn that any white man who 
lands on the island will not leave it alive. He is killed in an accident. 
Climax shows heroine rescued by hero in a fight with an octopus. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1922, page 2800. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2786, Dec. 2; 3210, Dec. 23; 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 
65, Jan. 6; 185, Jan. 13; 332, Jan. 27; 561, Feb. 3; 686, Feb. 10; 930, Feb. 24; 
1271, March 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2773, May 20; 2905, May 27; 5. July 1; 2217, Nov. 4; 
2592, Nov. 25, 1922; 125, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 564, Feb. 3; 824, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 692, Feb. 10; 1172, March 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 63, 66, Jan. 6; 1041, Mar. 3, 1923. 

ENTER MADAME. Produced by Samuel Zierler Photoplay Corporation. Dis- 
tributed by Metro. Released Nov. 13, 1922. Star, Clara Kimball Young. 
Director, Wallace Worsley. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic comedy-drama based upon different treatment of eter- 
nal triangle — showing wife determined to win back husband's love. Adap- 
tation of stage play by Gild a Varesi and Dolly Bryne. Temperamental opera 
singer carries on amours in Italy. Husband, thinking that his romance is 
over, develops another during the diva's absence. She returns home and is 
chagrined to discover that she has lost his affection. She resolves to win him 
over again, and succeeds by calling upon the artifices of her sex as well as 
the tricks of her profession. 

References: Reviewed issue November 11, 1922, page 2433. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2660, Nov. 25; 2919, Dec. 9; 3375. Dec 30; 
1922; 187, Jan. 13; 441, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 138, July 8; 2248, Nov. 4; three page insert, Nov. 25, 
1922; one page Insert, Feb. 3; one page insert, Mar. 17, 1923 

Newspaper Displays: Page 3209, Dec 23, 1922. 

ENVIRONMENT. Produced by Irving Cummings. Distributed by Principal 
Pictures Corp. Released Dec. 1, 1922. Starring Milton Sills and Alice Lake 
Director, Irving Cummings. Length, 5,700 feet. 

Synopsis: Crook melodrama based upon redemption. Romance, sentiment 
and pathos present. Girl from Chicago's underworld, steeped in crime ac- 
companies crook to farmhouse to rob it. Her good side manifests itself and she 
refuses to steal from the farmer. The quarrel arouses the fanner and she is 

caught while her pal escapes. The girl i 8 placed on probation by judge to 

remain on the farm for a year. She fails in love with tho farmer but runs 



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away to the city — still a product of her environment. After many trials she 
is regenerated and accepts the love of the farmer, knowing that she has uroved 
herself worthy. 

References: Reviewed issue December 23, 1922. page 3227. 
Advertising: Pages 159, Jan. 13; one page insert,, Feb. 10, 1923. 



Joseph M.Schenck presents 

NORMA 

TALMADCE 



The Eternal Flame* j 

Personally directed by Frank Lloyd 
A 3-ir/>t national Picture 

I 

ETERNAL, FLAME, THE. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Distributed by- 
Associated First National. Released September, 1922. Star, Norma Talmadge. 
Director, Frank Lloyd. Length, 7,453 feet. 

Synopsis: Spectacular drama. Adapted from Balzac's "La Duchesse de 
Langeais." A story of heart interest revolving around the jealousies, scan- 
dals, romances and intrigues of the Court of Louis Will. The Duchess 
regarded as a toy by her soldier husband, becomes enraged when he wagers 
upon her purity. He leaves for the front. She accepts the attentions of 
many men. Then comes de Montriveau. She plays with his love. He deter- 
mines to make her pay for her deception by branding her. Unable to carry 
out the torture, he remains aloof from her. In despair she enters a convent. 
After a year he locates and rescues her before she takes final vows. 

References: Reviewed issue September 23, 1922. page 1506. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1486-7, Sept. 23; 1608-11, Sept. 30; 1745, 1747, Oct. 
7; 1887, Oct. 14; 2021, Oct. 21; 2155, 2157, Oct. 28; 2276-8, Nov. 4; 2787, Dec. 
2; 3209, Dec. 23, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 498, July 29; 964, Aug. 26; two page insert, Sept. 16; 
1596-7, Sept. 30; 1868. Oct. 14; 2260, Nov. 4; 2394, Nov. 11, 1922; 163, Jan. 
13; insert, Feb. 17; 1146, Mar. 10. 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1614, Sept. 30; 2031, 2034, Oct. 21; 2161-2. Oct. 28; 
2281, 2288, Nov. 4; 2547, Nov. 18. 1922; 73, Jan. 6; 197, Jan. 13; 565, Feb. 3, 
1923. 

Prologues: Pages 2161. 2166, Oct. 28, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 1756, Oct. 7; 2025, 2029, 2032. Oct. 21; 2160. 2162. 2164. 
2167. 2172, Oct. 28; 2280, 2282, 2287, Nov. 4; 2426, 2429. Nov. 11; 2669, Nov. 25; 
3040, Dec. 16; 3196. Dec. 23, 1922; 78, Jan. 6; 450, 453. 462, Jan. 27; 698, 700, 
Feb. 10; 937, Feb. 24; 1170. Mar. 10, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2035, Oct. 21; 2171, Oct. 28; 2881, Nov. 4; 2933. 
Dec. 9; 3039-40, Dec. 16, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1486, Sept. 23; 1610, Sept. 80; 1745, Oct. 7; 
1886, Oct. 14; 2018, Oct. 21; 2156, Oct. 28; 2418. Nov. 11. 1922. 

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FACE IN THE FOG, THE. Produced by Cosmopolitan Productions. Distrib- 
uted by Paramount. Released October 8, 1922. With Lionel Barrymore. 
Seena Owen and Lowell Sherman. Director, Alan Crossland. Length, 6.095 
feet. 

Synopsis: Crook mystery melodrama. Deals with the escapes of a Ku*»luu 
K rand duchess and some confederates from their native land with a portion 
of the Romanoff Jewels, their arrival in this country and constant bounding 
by a gang of Muscovite Terrorists. How Boston Blackle Dawson, a reformed 
crook, finds the Jewels, sought by the V. S. Government, risks his life aevitrui 
times In trying to keep them and eventually turns them over to the duchess. 
Is told In a series of daring adventures. A Jack Boyle story with the moral 
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Advertising; jraj 
2496, Nov. 18, 1922. 



Lobby Displays: Pages 451, Jan. 27; 1046, Mar. 3, 1923. 
Exploitation: Pages 447, Jan. 27; 574, Feb. 3, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 2923, Dec. 9, 1922. 

FACE ON THE BARROOM FLOOR, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. 
Released Jan. 1, 1923. Featuring H. B. Walthall, Ruth Clifford and Alma 
Bennett. Director, Jack Ford. Length, 5,785 feet. 

Synopsis: Heart interest melodrama carrying adventure, romance and 
counterplots. Suggested by the old poem. Artist engaged to marry society 
girl, became charmed with daughter of fisherman who poses for him. Society 
girl's brother brings dishonor upon the fisherman's daughter and when she 
commits suicide the artist shields the brother. Naturally he is blamed by 
his fiancee, who terminates the engagement. The artist becomes a derelict 
and is imprisoned upon a false charge. His skill with the brush never deserts 
him and he paints a face upon the barroom floor. Eventually he is lifted 
from his environment by his erstwhile fiancee. 

References: Reviewed issue January 20, 1923, page 336. 

First Run Showings: Pages 818, Feb. 17; 930, Feb. 24; 1164, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Two oage insert, Jan. 6; 412-3, Jan. 27; 528, Feb. 3; 650, Feb. 
10; 899, Feb. 24; 1014', Mar. 3; 1126, Mar. 10, 1923. 



FACE TO FACE. Produced by Reginald Warde. Distributed by Playgoers. 
Released Sept. 17, 1922. With Marguerite Marsh and Coit Albertson. Length, 



Synopsis: A mystery drama. John W. Weston, weighed down by the 
financial collapse of his company, takes his own life. About the same time 
as the fatal shot is fired a dope crazed youth climbs through a window 
of the home, sees himself in a mirror, thinks it is someone else and also 
fires. He is caught with the gun in his hand and accused of murder. A 
chum of the dead man's daughter, however, frees the youth after solving 
the mystery and proving the guilt of the villain for stealing securities. 

References: Reviewed issue September 16, 1922, page 1388 

First Run Showings: Page 2920, Dec. 9, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 1438-9, Sept. 23, 1922. 

FAMOUS MRS. FAIR, THE. Produced by Louis B. Mayer. Distributed bv Metro. 
Released Feb. 19, 1923. Special cast. Director, Fred Niblo. Length, 7,775 feet. 

Synopsis: Domestic drama involving triangle situation. Adapted from 
the play. Treats of a wife and mother who returns from the war with con- 
siderable fame for her work over there. She goes upon a lecture tour and 
returns to find her home crumbling to pieces. Her husband has been en- 
snared by a giddy widow — her son has married a girl who does not quite fit in 
the mother's social scheme, and the daughter has eloped with a man of 
doubtful character. In the search for the girl the husband and wife are 
reconciled. 

References: Reviewed issue March 24, 1923, page 1454. 
First Run Showings: Pages 1165, Mar. 10; 1271, Mar. 17, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 1452, Sept. 23, 1922; four page insert, Mar. 17, 1923 




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FTGHTIN* DEVIL. Produced by W. B. M. Photoplays. Distributed by San- 
ford Productions. Released Sept. 1. 1922. Star, Olin Francis. Director, 
Robert McKenzie. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western comedy-drama. Plot concerns a foreman who is, in 
reality, a cattle rustler, whose villainy is invariably exposed by the hero. In 
desperation the villain kidnaps the heroine, who subsequently is rescued by 
the hero after a terrific battle. Picture is enlivened by lively fight sequences, 
with the struggle on the edge of an abyss the particular thriller. Consider- 
able comedy is interspersed. 

FIGHTING GUIDE, THE. Produced and distributed by Vitagraph. Stars, 
William Duncan and Edith Johnson. Directed by William Duncan and 
Don Clark. Length. 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western drama with a lot of comedy relief. Ned Lightning, a 
guide, impersonates a nobleman whom he is escorting to a western town 
where the former is financially interested in a trading company. Arriving 
in town, all dolled up as a lord, Ned finds a plot on foot to rob a girl of her 
valuable land and railroad her father to the gallows for a murder he did 
not commit. Ned tracks the real murderer, brings him to justice and claims 
the girl as his bride. 

References: Reviewed issue August 26, 1922, page 1021. 

First Run Showings: Page 2417, Nov. 11, 1922. 

Advertising: Page 2483, Nov. 18, 1922. * 

FINGER PRINTS. Produced and distributed by Hyperion Pictures Corp. Re- 
leased Dec. 15, 1922. With Arthur Donaldson, Violet Palmer and Ada Hor- 
ton. Director, Joseph Levering. Length, 4,600 feet. 

Synopsis: Mystery drama, Wareing, a banker, tells Barton, a friend and 
criminologist, of receipt of letters telling him his home will be robbed. Same 
night Wareing is killed and pearls stolen from secret vault. Mary, banker's 
motherless daughter, is crushed by news. Banker's accounts at bank found 
short and securities missing. Name of Wareing disgraced. Old butler, an 
ex-burglar, now going straight, suspected of crime. Barton declares butler 
guilty. Mary's sweetheart, young lawyer, ran sack's Barton's home, finds 
missing pearls and securities, and Induces young bank clerk to reveal how 
Barton forced him to steal securities. Barton confesses. Young lawyer wins 
girl as reward. 

References: Advertising: Pages 1990, Oct. 21; 2238, Nov. 4; 2391, Nov. 11; 
2692, Nov. 25, 1922. 

FIREBRAND, THE. Produced and distributed by Phil Goldstone. Released 
Dec. 15, 1922. Star. Franklyn Farnum. Director, Alfred J. Neltz. Length, 
5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama, featuring conflict over land and cattle 
rustling. Nester has considerable opposition in holding his small tract of 
land. Overcomes his obstacles in this direction and helps the sheriff in 
rounding up a band of cattle rustlers. A neighboring rancher is determined to 
make him vacate his property, but hero gets even by informing the man that 
his daughter had been his wife for a year. 

References: Reviewed issue January 13, 1923, page 239. 

FIRST DEGREE, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Feb. 
5, 1923. Star, Frank Mayo. Director, Edward Sedgwick. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Small town melodrama with heart interest. From story by 
. George Pattullo. Man falsely accused of robbing bank in which he is em- 
ployed is sent to prison for a year, and hounded by his blackmailing brother, 
who is in love with the same girl. In a fit of anger he strikes his brother 
and presumably has killed him. He : s summoned before Grand Jurj to 
testify in sheep stealing case. He assumes he is wanted for murder and con- 
fesses. Jury sympathizes and refuses to indict. The brother shows up and is 
indicted for crime. Happy reunion follows. 

References: Reviewed issue February 3, 1923. page 586. 

First Run Showings: Pages 819, Feb. 17; 929. Feb. 24. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2734-5. Dec. 2, 1922. 

FIVE DOLLAR BABY, THE. Produced and distributed by Metro. Released 
Sept. 4, 1922. Star, Viola Dana. Director, Harry Beaumont. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Comedy-drama of New York's East Side with much human 
appeal. Jewish characterization blended with Irish. An lrvin s. Cobb story. 
Baby is left on doorstep of home and picked up by tramp who " hocks " her 
with Jewish pawnbroker for five dollars. Child grows up and old pawn- 
broker fairly worships her, dreading to receive the interest when it is due. 
After eighteen years, when Interest Is due for final payment, the derelict come* 
to claim the child, though willing to sell her for a rich ram. Girl overhear* 
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if lie persists in demands. Girl marries Irish youth who had adored her 
since childhood days. 

References: Reviewed issue June 17, 1922, page 3259. 

First Run Showings: Pages 166, July 8; 257, July 15; 618 Aug. 5; 1008. 
Aug. 26; 1258, Sept. 9; 1611, Sept. 30; 1748, Oct. 7; 2021, Oct. 21; 2155, Oct. 
28; 2278, Nov. 4; 2657, Nov. 25; 2921, Dec. 9; 3051, Dec. 16; 3208, Dec. 23, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 128-9, 138, July 8; 1446-7, Sept. 23, 1922. 

Lobby Display: Page 454, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2026, Oct. 21; 2163, Oct. 28; 2926, Dec. 9; 3198, Dec. 23, 
1922; 699, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 619, Aug. 5; 1767, Oct. 7, 1922. 

FLAME OF LIFE, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Feb. 
5, 1923. Star, Priscilla Dean. Director, Hobart Henley. Length, 7 reels. 

Synopsis: A dramatic romance. Adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 
novel, " That Lass o' Lowrie's." Tells the story of the English coal fields 
during period of 1870, when the landed gentry of England looked upon the 
slate-pickers as " less than dust." Into such a camp comes a wealthy youth 
who looks upon the workers as humans and his one desire to help them. Joan, 
a pit-girl, attracts the attention of this "overman." Her father objects to her 
regard for him and is whipped by him. Later, he seeks the man in a mine 
and an explosion follows. The father is killed and Joan rescues the "-over- 
man." 

References: Reviewed issue January 20, 1923, page 339. 

First Run Showings: Pages 929, Feb. 24; 1039, Mar. 3; 1165, Mar. 10; 
1273, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 806, Feb. 4; 3199, June 17; 10, July 1; 378, July 22; 2240, 
Nov. 4; 3263, Dec. 30, 1922; 136, Jan. 13; 384, Jan. 27; 508-9, Feb. 3; 645 
Feb. 10; 984-5, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 927, Feb. 24, 1923. 

FLAMING HEARTS. Produced by Metropolitan Productions. Distributed by 
East Coast Productions. Released Nov. 1, 1922. Star, J. B. Warner. Director 
Clifford S. Elfelt. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama. Jeff Hartman, society lap-dog, goes West to 
make man of himself. En route aboard box-car captures two tramps who 
have stolen payroll. Hands them over to sheriff and gets himself in solid. 
Tenderfoot develops after much adversity into cowboy. At county fair Hart- 
man wins raffie, the reward being a kiss from Marion Barrows, the sheriff's 
daughter. Hartman, fearful of taking the privilege, flees. Sheriff and daughter 
angered by insult. Fair receipts missing. Suspicion centers on Hartman. 
Marion discovers Jeff in shack and at point of gun leads him to her father. 
Revealed that sheriff's little nephew has taken bag holding fair's receipts 
to play with them. Jeff and Marion re-united. 

FLAMING HOUR, THE. Produced by and distributed by Universal. Released 
Jan. 1, 1923. Star, Frank Mayo. Director, Edward Sedgwick. Length, 5 
reels. 

Synopsis: Human interest melodrama. Youthful executive in fireworks 
factory has argument with the boss which results in his being fired. The 
boss' daughter elopes with him but later leaves him when he upbraids her 
for being seen with his rival. Crooks plan to ruin the business. The youth, 
disguised, comes back and gets a job as a sweeper in the factory. He exposes 
the cooks, but the conflict between them destroys the factory. He rescues 
the father and daughter from the flaming building and a reconciliation fol- 
lows. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 6, 1923, page 79. 

First Run Showings: Pages 185, Jan. 13; 311-2, Jan. 20; 562, Feb. 3- 1165 
Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2734-5, Dec. 2, 1922. 

FLIRT, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Jan. 1, 1923. 
With Eileen Percy, Helen Jerome Eddy, George Nichols and special cast. 
Director, Hobart Henley. Length, 8 reels. 

Synopsis: Drama of American Life. Adaptation of Booth Tarkington's 
novel — showing human interest, comedy and near-tragedy of life in the aver- 
age middle-class home. Treats of family life in the small city. Heroine is 
such a dominant personality that her relatives seem colorless. She is wilful 
and has her own way. Nearly brings tragedy to home through giving affection 
and trust to wrong man. She is content with small town boy until city chap 
appears. Father goes to any length to please her. Daughter gets him to aid 
youth in promoting stock, which proves worthless. The home and family 
honor is saved by intervention of her brother. 

References: Reviewed issue December 30, 1922, page 3386. 

First Run Showings: Pages 63, 66. Jan. 6; 310. Jan. 20; 561. Feb 3- fl7-g 
Feb. 10; 1165. Mar. 10; 1272-3, Mar. 17, 1923. 



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Advertising: Pages 3199. June 17; 10, July 1; 118-9, July 8; 377, July 22; 
575, Aug. 5; 816, Aug. 19; 933, Aug. 26; 1081, Sept. 2; 1568. Sept. 30; 1814, 
Oct. 14; 2110, Oct. 28; 2241, Nov. 4; 2361, Nov. 11; 2732-3, Dec. 2; 2854-5. Dec. 
9; 2988-9. Dec. 16; 3264-5, Dec. 30, 1922; 28-29, Jan. 6; 136, Jan. 13; 264-5. Jan. 
20; 384, Jan. 27; 508-9, Feb. 3. 1923 

Lobby Displays: Page 691, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 318, Jan. 20; 691. 697, Feb. 10; 823, 829, Feb 17; 935. 
Feb. 24; 1049, 1053, Mar. 3; 1282-3. Mar. 17, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 825, Feb. 17; 1176, Mar. 10, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 818. Feb. 17; 928, 932, Feb. 24, 1923. 



■TOOLS OF FORTUNE. Produced by A. B. Davis. Distributed by American 
Releasing Corp. Released Sept. 24, 1922. Wjth Marguerite De La Motte. .lark 
Dill, Tully Marshall and Russell Simpson. Director, Louis W. Chauck-L. 

Length, 5,609 feet. 

Synopsis: Western comedy, carrying adventure. Cowboy reads newspaper 
story about the disappearance of rich man's son when he was twelve years 
of age. Concocts a scheme with a trio of comrades to represent himself as 
the missing heir. The quartette journeys East, finding plenty of adventure 
en route. When they make appearance at the rich man's home, the occasion 
is cause for a riot and their subsequent arrest. However, the cowboy dis- 
covers that he is the son of the wealthy man's second wife. 

References: Reviewed issue August 19, 1922. page 920. 

Advertising: Pages 466, July 29; 578, Aug. 5; 833, Aug. 19; 2852, Dec. 9: 
3: , 73, Dec. 30, 1922. 



FOOL THERE WAS, A. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Company. Re- 
leased Sept. 10, 1922. Featuring Lewis Stone, Irene Rich, Mahlon Hamilton, 
Wallace MacDonald and Marjorie Daw. Director, Emmett J. Flynn. Length, 

6,604 feet. 

Synopsis: Drama; marital infidelity theme. From Porter Emerson 
Browne's stage play inspired by Kipling's poem, " The Vampire." John 
Schuyler, financier, with happy family travels to Europe. Gilda Fontaine, 
known as the " vampire," and for love of whom, a business partner of Schuy- 
ler's kills himself, is aboard the same boat. Schuyler is conquered by her 
evil charm. He forgets his family and returns broken in health and spirit. 
Just when a reconciliation is about to be effected the "vampire" re-enters 
his life. He again becomes victim and is killed in a fall from staircase as he 
is about to strangle the woman. 

References: Reviewed issue July 29, 1922, page 561. 

First Run Showings: Pages 44, July 1; 510, July 29; 618, Aug. 5; 1008. 
Aug. 26; 1260, Sept. 9; 1608, Sept. 30; 1888, Oct. 14; 2022. Oct. 21; 2157, Oct. 
28; 2277, Nov. 4; 2660, Nov. 25; 2789, Dec. 2; 3209, Dec. 23, 1922. 

Advertising: Page insert, July 8; 324-5. July 22; 492, July 29; 954, Aug. 26; 
1104. Sept. 2; 1212. Sept. 9; 1566, Sept. 30; 1827, Oct. 14, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1891, Oct. 14; 2035, Oct. 21; 3041, Dec. 16, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 1759, Oct. 7; 2165, Oct. 28, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2416, Nov. 11; 2660, Nov. 25, 1922. 



FOOTLIGHT RANGER, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released Jan. 
7, 1923. Star, Charles Jones. Director, Scott Dunlap. Length, 4,729 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic melodrama. Cowboy becomes enamored with stranded 
actress. He sells his dogs in order to get money to pay for tickets to New 
York for her entire company. The grateful heroine suggests that he visit 
her some time in the city. Later, he makes the trip and meets the girl, who 
is to be starred in a Broadway show backed by a wealthy admirer. The man's 
attentions are unwelcome to her. The hero protects her from the vicious man- 
ager and in the end she gives up a career and returns to the West with her 
protector. 

References: Reviewed issue February 3, 1923, page 586. 



FORBIDDEN TRAIL, THE. Produced and distributed by Sunset Productions. 
Released Feb. 1, 1923. Star, Jack Hoxie. Director, Robert North Bradbury. 
Length, 4.721 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama. Jack Merriwell goes west in a search for 
the sluyer of his father. In his pursuits he meets, Isobel. The girl is the 
supposed daughter of " Red Hawk " Dugan, and she is forred by him to assist 
the notorious gang, of which he is the head, in their raids and crooked deals. 
Jack learns that Dugan is the man he seeks. A series of fights and escapes 
follow. It is established that Isobel is no relation to Dugan and the lovers 
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FORGET-ME-NOT. Produced by Louis Burston. Distributed by Metro. Re- 
leased Oct. 2, 1922. With Bessie Love and Gareth Hughes. Director, W. S. 
Van Dyke. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Human interest drama of orphans with love interest strong 
throughout. Mother leaves her baby in orphan asylum and returns in fifteen 
years, affluent, ready to adopt her. Unable to recognize her, she adopts the 
child's sweetheart. The little girl is soon after adopted by a street musician 
and taught to play the violin. One day she plays at the wedding of her chum. 
The children are brought together later when the boy's wife dies. She is 
giving a concert and he discovers her. Their love has remained constant 
through the years. 

References: Reviewed issue July 29, 1922, page 561. 

First Run Showings: Pages 618. Aug. 5; 715, Aug. 12; 1008, Aug. 26; 1610, 
Sept. 30; 2156-7, Oct. 28; 2275, Nov. 4; 2538-9, Nov. 18; 3208-10, Dec. 23, 1922; 
65, Jan. 6; 1273, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2651, May 13; 1448-9, Sept. 23; 2250, Nov. 4, 1922; one 
page insert, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 879, Aug. 19; 1375, Sept. 16; 1757, Oct. 7; 2930, Dec. 9; 
3200, Dec. 23, 1922; 189, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1136, Sept. 2, 1922. 

FORGOTTEN LAW, THE. Produced by Max Graf. Distributed by Metro. Re- 
leased Nov. 20, 1922. With Milton Sills, Cleo Ridgely and Jack Mulhall. Di- 
rector, James W. Home. Length, 7 reels. 

Synopsis: Adaptation of Caroline A. Stanley's novel, "A Modern Madonna." 
Eternal triangle story with a " different " twist filled with dramatic situa- 
tions. Victor Jarnette, peeved at being rebuked by his wife for -his unfaith- 
fulness, changes his will, in which he leaves his child to his brother. He is 
shot by one of his flames whom he has cast aside. The brother, in spite of all 
pleadings, carries out the will and takes the baby from the mother. The court 
upholds the document, which is based on a forgotten law. In time the brother 
relents and in the end marries his brother's widow. 

References: Reviewed issue October 21, 1922, page 2042. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2540, Nov. 18; 3052, Dec. 16; 3210, Dec. 23; 
3369, 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 309, 311, Jan. 20; 442, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2247, Nov. 4; two page insert, Nov. 25; two page insert, 
Dec. 23, 1922. 

Exploitation: Page 2930, Dec. 9. 1922. 

FORSAKING ALL OTHERS. Produced and distributed by Universal. Release, l 
Dec. 11, 1922. Starring Colleen Moore and Cullen Landis. Director, Emilc 
Chautard. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Human interest drama; new angle on mother-love theme. Youth 
has doting, selfish mother who is unable to see why her son should fall in 
love. She is antagonistic toward every girl he looks at. She him away 
from his sweetheart. Desperate, he becomes an easy prey of a designing 
wife, whose angry husband is hot on her trail. Finally the mother wakes up 
to the danger of the situation and begs the sweetheart to rescue him. 

References: Reviewed issue December 16, 1922, page 3064. 

First Run Showings: Pages 443, Jan. 27; 1040-1, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1570-71, Sept. 30; 1953, Oct. 21; 2109, Oct. 28, 1922. 

FORTUNE'S MASK. Produced and distributed by Vitagraph. Star, Earle 
Williams. Director, Robert Ensminger. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama adapted from O. Henry's " Cabbages and Kings." 
Dicky Maloney comes riding into Coralio, capital of a little Latin American 
republic. He proceeds to set up drinks for the entire town, loses much money 
at cards, beats up part of the standing army, and in general makes himself 
thoroughly popular. He elopes with the belle of the town. Ruling (action 
accuses him of conspiring against government and he is sent to jail. He 
escapes, discards red wig, and proves to be the son of former president, who 
had been murdered. People proclaim him president. 

References: Reviewed issue September 9, 1922, page 1295. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 1165, Mar. 10, 1923. 

FRIENDLY HUSBAND, A. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released Jan. 1, 
1923. Star, Lupino Lane. Director, Jack Blystone. Length, 4,527 feet. 

Synopsis: A comedy based on the mother-in-law angle. Plenty of antics 
with an auto trailer. Latter reels present a travesty upon a popular type of 
western melodrama. Friendly husband, particularly friendly to his wife, buys 
an automobile trailer for his car so that he can enjoy himself on a camping 
tour. It is his vacation time and the husband has his troubles because his 
wife's family goes along with them. The friendly husband becomes a hero and 
rescues his wife from a dangerous outlaw. And wins a reward as a result. 
References: Reviewed issue January 20, 1923, page 338. 

Advertising: Pages 688, Aug. 12, 1922; two page insert. Jan. 6; 412-3, Jan. 
27; 529, Feb. 3; 651, Feb. 10; 899. Feb. 24; 1014, Mar. 3; 1127, Mar. 10, 1923. 



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FRONT PAGE STORY, A. Produced by Jes3 Robbins Productions. Distributed 
by Vitagraph. Special cast. Director, Jess Robbins. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: A comedy-drama of political life in a small city. Youth in search 
of work rides into town at wheel of dilapidated flivver. Puts ad in local paper 
and by using his wits becomes partner of editor. His object is to patch up a 
quarrel of long standing between the editor and the mayor — which he does 
by bluffing with a scare-head on the front page of the paper. After saving 
the paper from financial disaster, he adds to his achievements by winning the 
editor's pretty daughter. 

References: Reviewed issue December 30, 1922, page 3385. 

First Run Showings: Pages 559-60, Feb. 3; 818, Feb. 17; 1038, 1040, Mar. 
3 1923. 

'Advertising: Pages 85, 87, 88, 90, 92, Jan.' 6; 205, 207, 211, 212, 214, 216. 
Jan. 13; 331, 333, 343, 345, 347, 349, Jan. 20; 473-4, 476, 478. 482, 484, Jan. 27. 

1923 

Exploitation: Pages 1053 Mar. 3; 1174, Mar. 10, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 559, Feb. 3, 1923. 




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FURY. Produced by Inspiration Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Associated First 
National. Released January, 1923. Star, Richard Barthelmess. Director, 
Henry King. Length, 8,709 feet. 

Synopsis: Drama of the sea. Deals with "Boy" Ley ton of the " Lady 
Spray," whose rough old father, the captain, hates him for his docility. "Boy's" 
nature undergoes a change when Leyton, learning of his son's contemplated 
elopement with a Limehouse boarding house slavey, casts aspersions upon 
Minnie. The lad springs at his father and the captain is overjoyed at his 
display of courage. The Captain suffers a heart stroke, and, dying, exacts a 
promise from " Boy " to avenge his mother who has been mistreated by the 
man she ran away with. He finds his mother and kills the man before he 
marries Minnie. 

References: Reviewed issue January 27, 1923, page 471. 

First Run Showings: Pages 311-2, Jan. 20; 440, 443, Jan. 27; 560, Feb. 3; 
686, Feb. 10; 817-9, Feb. 17; 928, 930-1. Feb. 24; 1038, 1041, Mar. 3; 1164, Mar. 
10; 1273, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Page 963, Aug. 26, 1922; 1142-3, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Prologues: Page 1045. Mar. 3, 1923. 

Exploitation: Page 936, Feb. 24; 1047. Mar. 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 441, Jan. 27; 687, Feb. 10; 817, Feb. 17. 1923 



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GALLOPING KID, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released 
Sept. 11, 1922. Star, Hoot Gibson. Director, Nat Ross. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western comedy melodrama. Drifter is hired by crook posing as 
artist to take wealthy rancher's daughter from station to her home— the crook 
fearing for his life. The drifter is so fearless that the rancher employs him to 
act as chaperon for the girl. She makes life miserable for him. The crook 
double-crosses him, but the hero discovers his scheme to get possession of val- 
uable radium deposits and saves her father's property. As a result he wins 
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References: Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1922, page 1387. 
First Run Showings: Pages 1611, Sept. 30; 1886, Oct. 14, 1922. 
Advertising: Pages 118, July 8; 380, July 22; 573, Aug. 5; 934, Aug. 26; 1201, 
Sept. 9, 1922. 

GARRISON'S FINISH. Produced by Jack Pickford Productions. Distributed by 
Allied Prod. & Dist. Corp. Released Jan. 15, 1923. Star, Jack Pickford. Di- 
rector, Arthur Rosson. Length, 7,898 feet. 

Synopsis: Racing melodrama carrying romance and adventure. Based on 
W. B. M. Ferguson's novel. Billy Garrison, " framed " by a couple of shady 
racing folk, is charged with " pulling " a race. He is suspended. Attacked in 
a saloon he is injured and loses his memory. Found in a park by two vagrants 
with a card in his hand bearing the name and address of a girl who has fallen 
in love with him, he is taken South to the home of the girl, whose father is a 
racing enthusiast. Here he is able to redeem himself and ride the colonel's 
horse to victory in the Kentucky Derby and wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1922, page 3384. 

First Run Showings: Pages 311, Jan. 20; 441, Jan. 27; 562, Feb. 3, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 2993, Dec. 9; 2987, Dec. 16; 3166, Dec. 23; 3273, Dec. 30. 
1922; 11, Jan. 6; 132, Jan. 13; 275, Jan. 20; 406, Jan. 27; 507, Feb. 3. 1923. 
Exploitation: Page 700, Feb. 10, 1922. 

GENTLEMAN FROM AMERICA, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. 
Released Feb. 19, 1923. Star, Edward (Hoot) Gibson. Director, Edward Sedg- 
wick. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Adventure-romance of buddy's experiences during a furlough, A. 
W. O. L. gets him into trouble. Doughboy and his buddy get two weeks' fur- 
lough and decide on Paris. They are carried into a principality of Spain and 
the hero falls in love with the reigning duke's daughter. She is pledged to a 
Spanish don, but does not love him. The doughboy masquerades as a bandit 
and rescues her and is elected as overlord of the province. The military police 
come after him eventually. But he returns to the girl after his punishment. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 17, 1923, page 841. 

First Run Showings: Page 1270, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2734-5, Dec. 2, 1922. 

GHOST BREAKER, THE. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by 
Paramount. Released Oct. 15, 1922. Star, Wallace Reid, with Lila Lee and 
Walter Hiers. Director, Alfred Green. Length, 5,130 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic comedy-drama. Adaptation of the stage play of the 
same name. Warren Jarvis, a devil-may-care American, meets Maria Theresa, 
a Spanish heiress, who journeys to America and secures the plans of a Spanish 
castle, the property of her dead father and the hiding place of a valuable 
treasure. Warren agrees to help her rid the castle of ghosts and locate the 
treasure. It is discovered that the ghosts are confederates of Duke D'Alva, a 
suitor of Maria's. Warren exposes the plot and wins Maria. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 23, 1922, page 1505. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1484, Sept. 23; 1745, Oct. 7; 1885, 1887, Oct. 14; 
2023, Oct. 21; 2157-8, Oct. 28; 2277-8, Nov. 4; 2417-8, Nov. 11; 2538. Nov. 18; 
2921, Dec. 9; 3209, Dec. 23, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 2764, May 20; 5. July 1; 669, Aug. 12, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2665, Nov. 25; 3198, Dec. 23, 1922. 

Exploitation: Page 2794, Dec. 2, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 3049, Dec. 16, 1922. 

GHOST PATROL, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Jan. 
22, 1923. Starring Ralph Graves and Bessie Love. Director, Nat Ross. 
Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Heart interest drama revealing romance and melodramatic inci- 
dent. Sinclair Lewis' story. Policeman has beat in tough neighborhood and 
wins affection and respect through his humanitarian manner. Attempts to fix 
up love affair of two young people. The boy is sent to prison and the cop is 
dismissed for being old. He returns to neighborhood and wears his uniform, 
being careful to avoid new cop. Eventually, the lovers are reunited and his 
work is appreciated. He is returned to force as a captain. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 27, 1923, page 472. 

First Run Showings: Pages 561-2, Feb. 3; 818, Feb. 17; 1165, Mar. 10 1923 
Advertising: Pages 2734-5, Dec. 2, 1922. 

GIMME. Produced and distributed by Goldwyn. Released Jan. 21, 1923. With 
Helene Chadwlck and Gaston Glass. Director, Rupert Hughes. Length, 5.769 
feet. 

Synopsis: Domestic comedy-drama. Rupert Hughes' story dealing with a 
young wife who has to ask her husband for all the money she gets. Fanny 
Daniels marries a wealthy woman's son. He is disinherited and has to go to 
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gladly, having his own designs upon her. Fanny's husband unwittingly neglects 
the financial side of marriage. The employer calls in his loan. Fanny, in 
terror, lest her husband learns her secret, draws a check for $500. A row 
results. Fanny leaves and goes back to work. The husband learns of the 
trousseau and about his wife's dread of the word " Gimme," and all ends well. 
References: Reviewed issue Jan. 20, 1923, page 336. 

First Run Showings: Pages 440, 442-3, Jan. 27; 559, Feb. 3; 928, Feb. 24, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 1088, Sept. 2, 1922; 660, Feb. 10; 874, Feb. 24, 1923. 
Exploitation: Pages 573, Feb. 3; 936, Feb. 24; 1052, Mar. 3; 1171, Mar. 10. 

1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 441. Jan. 27; 816, Feb. 17; 1162, Mar. 10, 1923. 

GIRL I LOVED, THE. Produced by Charles Ray Productions. Distributed by 
United Artists. Released Feb. 15, 1923. Star, Charles Ray. Director, Joseph 
De Grasse. Length, 8 reels. 

Synopsis: Picturization of James Whitcomb Riley's poem. Character sketch 
carrying pathos and romance. Said to be story of Riley's early experiences In 
love. Background of rural Indiana life in 1840-60. Tells of a youth whose 
mother adopts a beautiful orphan girl. An only child himself, he resents the 
intrusion. Gradually comes a resigned tolerance, and that in turn gives way 
to a brotherly affection. The appearance of a suitor for the girl's hand 
changes everything. The foster-brother realizes his love for the girl. His 
rival henceforth becomes his fancied enemy. After a series of incidents he 
reconciles himself to the marriage and never reveals to the couple his sense of 
loss. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 27, 1923, page 469. 
First Run Showings: Pages 1164-5, Mar. 10, 1923. 
Advertising: Page 3280, Dec. 30, 1922. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 1271, Mar. 17, 1923. 

GIRL'S DESIRE, A. Produced and distributed by Vitagraph. Star, Alice Cal- 
houn. David Divad. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Society comedy-drama. Deals with the adventures of a girl whose 
father has suddenly become rich, and whose mother, in consequence of this 
wealth, wants to become listed in the social registry and possess a family 
crest. The latter is forthcoming, also a bogus nobleman who seeks the girl's 
tiand in marriage, so that his mother can get a hand in the family fortune. The 
real nobleman turns up in the guise of a writer, becomes secretary to the 
father, and spoils the deep laid plot. He also weds the girl — pleasing the whole 
family. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 26, 1922, page 1022. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2022, Oct. 21, 1922; 686, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Page 2484, Nov. 18, 1922. 

GIRL WHO RAN WILD, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Re- 
leased Oct. 9. 1922. Star, Gladys Walton. Director, Rupert Julian. Length. 
5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western romantic drama, adapted from Bret Hurte's " M lias." 
M'liss is made an orphan when her father is murdered by her mother's 
brother. The latter's friends offer to take care of her, but she repulses them. 
However, she is attracted to the new school teacher, who influences her to get 
an education. While at school she discovers that the village belle is in love 
with him. Convinced that the girl loves him, M'liss tries to run away, but the 
school teacher prevents her from doing so by fighting the man who has urged 
her to Join him. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1922, page 1898. 

First Run Showings: Page 2418. Nov. 11, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 118, July 8; 381. July 22; 573, Aug. 5; 934, Aug. 26; 1201. 
Sept. 9. 192. 

GOOD MEN AND TRUE. Produced by R-C Pictures. Distributed by Film Book- 
ing Offices of America, Inc. Released Nov. 12, 1922. Star, Harry Carey. Di- 
rector. Val Paul. Length, 5,267 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama. Plenty of romance and humor. Story of 
political intrigue. Pringle and Thorpe are seeking election to the office of 
sheriff. Thorpe, realizing the other's popularity, stops at nothing to discredit 
him. Pringle is shoved off a cliff and believed to be dead, but reappears to 
execute vengeance. He Is falsely accused of murder. A man he had saved 
from suicide aids him in his fight. Thorpe is proven guilty and sent to Jail. 
Pringle rides to the rescue of the daughter of his opponent's strongest sup- 
porter and saves her from the villains. He wins the girl and the election. 
References: Reviewed issue Nov. 18. 1922, page 2549. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2540. Nov. 18; 3208, Dec. 23, 1922; 184. Jan. 13. 
1923. 

Advertising; Pages 728. 731. Aug. 12; 2286. Nov. 4; 2387. Nov. 11; 2494-5. 
Nov. 18; 2761. Dec. 2. 1822; 408-9. Jan. 27, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 309, Jan. 20; 440, Jan. 27. 1923. 



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GRANDMA ' S BOY. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Associated Ex- 
hibitors. Released Sept. 3, 1922. Star, Harold Lloyd. Director, Fred New- 
meyer. Length, 4,841 feet. 

Synopsis: A comedy. Grandma's boy is a coward. He's in love, but his rival, 
a bully, makes his life miserable. The boy and the bully are calling on the 
girl, sheriff arrives with word that a tramp has robbed town jewelry shop and 
shot a citizen. Posse is formed. Boy gets lost from the bunch and the night 
is full of things that frighten him. Then grandma tells how his grandfather 
had been a coward, but with magic talisman as aid redeemed himself and 
made himself a hero in the Civil War. Grandma gives boy the charm. He 
captures the tramp and fights bully to a standstill. Charm proves to be her 
umbrella handle. All he needed was self-confidence. 

References: Reviewed issue July 16, 1922, page 306. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2940, May 27; 510, July 29; 715, Aug. 12; 873, 
Aug. 19; 1259, Sept. 9; 1369, Sept. 16; 1484-5, 1487. Sept. 23; 1609-11, Sept. 30; 
1746-7, Oct. 7; 1886, Oct. 14; 2022, Oct. 21; 2275, 2278, Nov. 4; 2539, Nov. 18, 
1922. 

Advertising: Pages 121, July 8; 478-9, July 29; 939-40, Aug. 26; 1101, Sept. 2; 
1223-5, Sept. 9; 1344-5, Sept. 16; 1436-7, Sept. 23; 1592, Sept. 30; 1703, Oct. 7; 
1853, Oct. 14; 1983, Oct. 21; 2127, Oct. 28; 2251, Nov. 4; 2379. Nov. 11; 2489. 
Nov. 18; 2605, Nov. 25; 2741, Dec. 2; 2869, Dec. 9; 2993, Dec. 16, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1261, Sept. 9; 1756, Oct. 7; 2025. 2027, Oct. 21; 2169. 
Oct. 28; 2285, Nov. 4; 2544, Nov. 18; 3041, Dec. 16, 1922; 71, Jan. 6; 829, 
Feb. 17, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 1494, Sept. 23; 1894, Oct. 14; 2027, 2031. 2036, Oct. 21; 
2164-5, Oct. 28; 2281, 2286, Nov. 4; 2424, Nov. 11; 2665, 2667, 2670, Nov. 25; 
2934, Dec. 9; 3043, Dec. 16; 3199. 3200, Dec. 23, 1922; 315, Jan. 20; 451 Jan. 27. 
1923. 

Window Displays: Page 1893, Oct. 14, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 3047, June 3; 1139, Sept. 2; 1487, Sept. 23, 1922. 

GREAT NIGHT, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. Re- 
leased Dec. 3, 1922. Star, William Russell. Director, Howard M. Mitchell. 
Length, 4,346 feet. 

Synopsis: Comedy-melodrama. Young man must be married by a certain 
date to inherit a fortune. The announcement gets into the papers and he is 
besieged by women eager to aid him in annexing the millions. After trying 
every other method of dodging the women, he appeals to his friend, a deputy 
police commissioner, for a job. On his beat he meets and falls in love with a 
pretty waitress. She doesn't know his identity, but agrees to marry him. 
Before the ceremony takes place many complications occur. He brings a band 
of jewel thieves to justice. In the end he marries the girl and gets the 
fortune. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1922, page 3063. 



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GRUB-STAKE, THE. Produced by Nell Shipman Prod. Distributed by Amer- 
ican Releasing Corp. Released Feb. 18, 1923. Star. Nell Shipman. Director, 
Bert Van Tuyle. Length, 6,408 feet. 

Synopsis: Alaskan melodrama with educational interest because of the wild 
animals shown in their native haunts. Alaskan gambler entices young girl to 
Klondike through a fake marriage. The girl learns the truth, and with her 
invalid father makes her escape. She becomes lost in the wilds and after hard- 
ships is discovered by the son of a dance hall woman, who has a cabin in the 
hills. A romance develops between them. They discover a lost mine. The 
gambler is killed by a fall over a cliff. 

References: Reviewed issue March 24, 1923, page 1454. 

First Run Showings: Page 1273. Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 3273, Dec. 30, 1922; 631, Feb. 10; 795, Feb. 17. 1923. 

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HANDS OF NARA, THE. Produced by Samuel Zierler Photoplay Corporation. 
Distributed by Metro. Released Sept. 18, 1922. Star, Clara Kimball Young. 
Director, Harry Garson. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Adaptation of Richard Washburn Child's novel. Faith healing Is 
the dominating element. Story has its setting first in Russia, then moves to 
New York's East Side and on to Fifth Avenue. Nara, a Russian refugee, 
comes to the United States. A sculptor models her hands. She is taken up by 
society and meets Claveloux, a doctor and scientist. She becomes a healer — 
healing by faith. Discovers her power through a mountebank. Ultimately 
brings about recovery of Claveloux's mother. He had previously derided her 
ideas on faith. Her accomplishment wins his love. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 19, 1922, page 919. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1137, Sept. 2; 1259, Sept. 9; 1610, Sept. 30; 2418, 

Nov. 11; 819, Feb. 17; 1271, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 130-1, 138, July 8; 1444-5, Sept. 23; 2249. Nov. 4; one- 
page insert, Nov. 25, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1257, Sept. 9, 1922. 

HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD! Produced by Daniel Carson Goodman. Dis- 
tributed by Equity Pictures Corp. Released Feb. 28, 1923. All-star cast Di- 
rector, J. Searle Dawley. Length, 6,047 feet. 

Synopsis: Society drama. Mr. and Mrs. Davis, wealthy and happily married 
for over twenty years, are parents of a twenty-year-old son. A similar condi- 
tion exists with the Bells, parents of a seventeen-year-old daughter. Mrs. 
Davis and Mr. Bell tire of the quiet and conventional life at the same time. 
Their wild ways bring them together and they are discovered emerging from 
the apartment of Mrs. Davis by Miss Bell. Each eventually realizes the folly 
of breaking happy homes, und with the climax comes the engagement of the 
young couple of the families. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1923, page 1679. 

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HEAD HUNTERS OF THE SOUTH SEAS. Produced by Martin Johnson Film 
Company. Distributed by Associated Exhibitors (Encore Pictures). Released 
Oct. 1, 1922. Length, 4,387 feet. 

Synopsis: Instructive novelty of life in the darkest of the South Sea Islands. 
No story in a sense of being- fiction. A record of the explorations of Mr. and 
Mrs. Martin Johnson in the jungle-lands. Scenes include a visit to Malekula, 
a cannibal island. Savage cannibals on the warpath. Shows how human heads 
are mummified. The inside of a cannibal head house. Sharks devouring hun- 
dreds of small fish. A strange tribe of people who live in trees, climbing aloft 
with the dexterity of monkeys and living on roots, nuts and clay. An earth- 
quake. Lopevi, picturesque volcano, in eruption. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1922, page 1770. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2669, Nov. 25, 1922; 312, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1706-7, Oct. 7; 2604, Nov. 25; 2997, Dec. 16, 1922; 519. 
Feb. 3; 1013, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 566, 568, Feb. 3, 1923. 



HEADLESS HORSEMAN, THE. Produced by C. S. Clancy Productions. Dis- 
tributed by Hodkinson. • Released Nov. 5, 1922. Star, Will Rogers. Director, 
Edward Venturini. Length. 6,145 feet. 

Synopsis: Adaptation of Washington Irving's classic, " Legend of Sleepy Hol- 
low." Romance and character study of schoolmaster in Dutch settlement 
during the period of 1790. Ichabod Crane, Yankee schoolmaster, goes to Sleepy 
Hollow to take charge of school. Falls in love with village belle and deter- 
mines to win her. Is nearly tarred and feathered by plotters working in behalf 
of rival suitor. He is repulsed by the girl as he returns home, and, frightened 
by headless horseman, who in reality is a practical joker, Crane leaves and is 
never seen in Sleepy Hollow again. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1922, page 2173. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2537, Nov. 18; 3210, Dec. 23; 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 
63, 66, Jan. 6; 1039, 1041, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1338, Sept. 16; 1553, Sept. 30; 2104-5, Oct. 28; 2618-9. 
Nov. 25; 2878-9, Dec. 9, 1922. 

Exploitation: Page 2931, Dec. 9. 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 2922, Dec. 9, 1922. 



HEART OF LINCOLN, THE. Produced by Francis Ford. Distributed by Anchor 
Film Distributors. Released Nov. 1, 1922. Featuring Francis Ford and Ella 
Hall. Director, Francis Ford. Length, 4,445 feet. 

Synopsis: Character study of the great Emancipator which deals with a few 
of the incidents in Lincoln's life. The romance features a broken love between 
a youth who joins the Union forces and the brother of his sweetheart, who 
joins the Confederate forces. The Southerner is captured, but the Union officer 
allows him to escape. For doing so he is tried for treason and the death war- 
rant is brought to Lincoln to sign. He pardons the boy, and the youthful 
sweethearts are happy again. 

HEARTS AFLAME. Produced by Louis B. Mayer. Distributed by Metro. Re- 
leased Jan. 1, 1923. With Anna Q. Nilsson and Frank Keenan. Director, Regi- 
nald Barker. Length, 7 reels. 

Synopsis: Spectacular timber land melodrama, with human interest and 
romance. Based on the novel, M Timber," by Harold Titus. Millionaire lum- 
berman, retired, presents his son with half million feet of pine logs stranded 
in Michigan, when son demands a " flying start." Son, who is a waster, goes 



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to Michigan. He meets Helen Foraker, whose father has regrown 10,000 acres 
of pine, and whose work she carries on. They join forces and the logs are 
gotten to the mill. His father tries to buy her acres of pine, but Helen refuses. 
They attempt to force her to sell. The tract is set afire and in the fight to 
save it father, son and the girl come to an undersanding. 
References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30. 1922, page 3387. 

First Run Showings: Pages 311-2, Jan. 20; 440-1, Jan. 27; 560, Feb. 3; 688, 
Feb. 10; 816. Feb. 17; 1039, Mar. 3; 1165. Mar. 10; 1272, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Three-page insert, Dec. 23, 1922; one-page insert, Mar. 10, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 1271, March 17, 1923. 

HEART'S HAVEN. Produced by Benj. B. Hampton Productions. Distributed 
by Hodkinson. Released Oct. 29, 1922. With Robert McKim and Claire 
Adams. Director, Benj. B. Hampton. Length. 5,275 feet. 

Synopsis: Human interest drama. Adapted from the novel by Clara Louise 
Burnham. Picture of sentiment, romance, faith healing, and homespun hu- 

; inanities — also a faint touch of the eternal triangle. Tells of a young business 
man coming into good position, but his happiness is marred by an unappreeia- 
tive and unfaithful wife. His mother, a faith healer, brings a crippled girl 
and boy back to health and the youth finds true love with the girl when his 
wife runs away and is killed in an accident. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 12, 1922, page 789. 

First Run Showings: Pages 873. Aug. 19; 2276, Nov. 4; 3375, Dec. 30, 1922. 
Advertising: Pages 1337, Sept. 16; 1552, Sept. 30; 1966, Oct. 21; 2104, Oct. 
28; 2617, Nov. 25; 2750, Dec. 2; 2877, Dec. 9, 1922. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 1138, Sept. 2, 1922. 

HER GILDED CAGE. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by 
Paramount. Released Sept. 3, 1922. Star, Gloria Swanson. Director. Sum 
Wood. Length, 6,229 feet. 

Synopsis: Franco-American love drama, adapted from the stage play, " The 
Love Dream." Features American publicity methods in building popularity 
for French actress. Scenes carry through Paris cabarets and New York society 
revels. French actress finds it difficult to make both ends meet, and. desirous 
of aiding impoverished uncle and invalid sister, she allows American press 
agent to put over big exploitation idea. She is brought to America and be- 
comes a sensation. For advertising purposes her name is linked with that of 
a king. Her lover misunderstands. In the end he realizes and the crippled 
sister is cured. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 12, 1922, page 786. 

First Run Showings: Pages 715, Aug. 12; 872. Aug. 19; 1135-6, Sept. 2; 
1259-60, Sept. 9; 1370, 1372, Sept. 16; 1485, 1487. Sept. 23; 1610, Sept. 30. 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 1790, Mar. 25; 2753. May 20; 2906, May 27; 3090-91, June 
10; 5. July 1; 114, July 8; 221-2. July 15; 669. Aug. 12; 3259, Dec. 30. 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1617, Sept. 30; 1758, Oct. 7; 2162, Oct. 28; 2543. Nov. 
18. 1922. 

Prologues: Page 2162, Oct. 28 ,1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 1757, 1759, Oct. 7; 2165. Oct. 28; 2283. Nov. 4; 2430, 
Nov. 11. 1922. 

Window Displays: Pages 1751, 1753, Oct. 7; 2032. Oct. 21, 1922. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 1369, Sept. 16; 1487, Sept. 23; 1609, Sept. 30; 
2021, 2022, Oct. 21, 1922. 

HERO, THE. Produced by Preferred Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Al Llcht- 
man Corp. Released Jan. 1. 1923. With Gaston Glass, John Sainpolis, Barbara 
La Marr and featured cast. Director, Louis Gasnier. Length, 6,800 feet. 

Synopsis: Human interest drama. Adapted from the stage play. Oswald 
Lane returns from the war many times decorated. He is invited to live at the 
home of his lame brother, with the latter's wife and child. In turn, Oswald 
makes love to the maid and his brother's wife. The maid finds him in an ap- 
parently compromising attitude with her mistress, who is protecting a $500 
church fund left in care of her husband. As Oswald flees with the money fire 
breaks out hi the school building, and he Is desperately injured in saving his 
brother's child. The brother proves his heroism by giving up his skin for a 
successful operation. 

References: Reviewed Issue Jan. 20. 1923, page 337. 

First Run Showings: Pages 930, Feb. 24; 1271. Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 3323, Dec. 30, 1922; four-page insert, Jan. 20; 996-7, 
Mar. 3; 1123. Mar. 10; 1226, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1163. Mar. 10, 1923. 

HEROES OF THE STREET. Produced by Harry Rapf. Distributed by Warner 
Bros. Released Dec. 23, 1922. Star, Wesley Barry. Director, William Beau- 
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Synopsis: Life of policeman done in melodramatic and romantic pictureplay. 
Young Mickey Callahan is left the head of his family with the murder of his 
father, a patrolman. Through Betty Benton, actress, he gets a job as prop- 
erty boy. Betty is in love with Howard Lane, but to help her career permits 
the attentions of wealthy Trent, clubman. Trent proposes a fake kidnapping 
of Betty for publicity purposes. She is whisked away to his lodge. Mickey 
follows on the back of the speedster. Discovered, he is thrust in a pit and the 
water turned on. He is rescued by his dog in time to save a blackmail olot 
and to reveal the murderers of his father. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1922, page 3228. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3368, Dec. 30, 1922; 63-66, Jan. 6; 311-2, Jan. 20; 
562-3, Feb. 3; 687-8, Feb. 10; 930, Feb. 24; 1039, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1584, 1589, Sept. 30; 1715-8, Oct. 7; 2122-3, Oct. 28; 2298, 
Nov. 4; 2388-9, Nov. 11; 2762-3, Dec. 2; 3164, Dec. 23, 1922; 268-9, Jan. 20; 
416-7, Jan. 27; 1242. Mar. 17, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 73, Jan. 6; 201, Jan. 13; 448, 450, 462, Jan. 27; 939, 
Feb. 24, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 65, Jan. 6; 686, 689, Feb. 10; 817, Feb. 17, 1923. 




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Madge Bellamy in 

"THE HOTTENTOT* 

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HOTTENTOT, THE. Produced by Thomas H. Ince. Distributed by Associated 
First National. Released Dec, 1922. Star, Douglas MacLean. Directors, 
James W. Home and Del Andrews. Length, 5,953 feet. 

Synopsis: Comedy-drama, with melodramatic moments and heart interest. 
Adapted from Willie Collier's stage play. Young man desperately afraid of 
horses is mistaken for famous jockey. Falls in love with girl, a great admirer 
of horses and hesitates to explain his fear. Is inveigled into riding the Hot- 
tentot, a high-spirited horse, which runs away and throws him. Girl asks him 
to ride Bountiful, her horse, in the steeplechase. He agrees. Servant, think- 
ing to aid him, hides the horse. It is found, but has become ill. The girl is 
disappointed. Hero buys the Hottentot, gives it to the girl, rides the horse to 
victory, wins a wager from his rival, and gets the girl. 
References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1922, page 3228. 

First Run Showings: Pages 64, 66, Jan. 6; 186-7, Jan. 13; 310, 312, Jan. 20; 
443, Jan. 27; 560, 562, Feb. 3; 685, 687, Feb. 10; 817, Feb. 17; 930, Feb. 24; 
1038. Mar. 3; 1162-3, Mar. 10; 1271, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 967, Aug. 26; 2050, Oct. 21; 3329, Dec. 30, 1922; 41, Jan. 6; 
166, Jan. 13; 293, Jan. 20; four-page insert, Jan. 27; 664, Feb. 10; 800. Feb. 17; 
908, Feb. 24; 1024, Mar. 31; 1144. Mar. 10; 1250, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1170, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 1048, 1064, Mar. 3; 1176, Mar. 10; 1281, Mar. 17, 1923. 
Window Displays: Pages 1276, 1284, 1303, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 185, Jan. 13; 562, Feb. 3; 687, Feb. 10; 930, Feb. 
24; 1038, Mar. 3; 1270, Mar. 17, 1923. 

HOUND OF THE BASKERVIIXES, THE. Produced by Stoll Film Company. 
Distributed by Film Booking Offices of America, Inc., Released Oct. 1, 1922. 
Star, Eille Norwood. Director, Maurice Elvey. Length, 4,900 feet. 

Synopsis: Mystery drama. Adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective 
story. Sherlock Holmes is called to investigate the mysterious presence of a 
fiery hound near Baskerville Hall. The dog's appearance has always marked 
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the case himself from London. He captures the criminal responsible for the 
dog whose fiery appearance is due to a phosphorous coating. The criminal is 
a distant relative who hopes to Inherit the Hall, and to satisfy that ambition 
had caused the deaths. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 23, 1922, page 1499. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1484, Sept. 23; 3052, Dec. 16. 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 1435, Sept. 23; 1682-3, Oct. 7, 1922. 



HOW WOMEN LOVE. Produced and distributed by B. B. Productions. Re- 
leased Oct. 15, 1922. Star, Betty Blythe. Director, Kenneth Webb. Length, 
6 reels. 

Synopsis: Society drama. Adapted from the novel, "The Dangerous Inheri- 
tance." Rosa Roma, daughter of a famous Italian prima donna, arrives in 
America to seek fortune. She carries a King's ransom in rubies, whose value 
she does not realize. She is befriended by Ogden Ward, millionaire, who seeks 
the collection of rubies, not knowing Rosa has them. Rosa meets a young 
American composer, under whom she studies. Ward enlists the services of a 
bogus count to secure the rubies. Rosa triumphs in the American composer's 
opera. The rubies are stolen, but returned as Rosa weds the composer. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 26, 1922, page 1023. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1611, Sept. 30; 2022, Oct. 21; 3210, Dec. 23, 1922; 
1163, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 3306, June 24; 154, July 8; 242, July 15; 851, Aug. 19, 
1922 

Exploitation: Pages 2542, 2544, Nov. 18, 1922. 



HUMAN HEARTS. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Oct. 2, 
1922. Star, House Peters. Director, King Baggot. Length, 7 reels. 

Synopsis: Heart interest melodrama. Adapted from Hal Reid's stage play. 
Action laid in Ozark Mountains. Story deals with machinations of city siren 
who weds Tom Logan to obtain deeds to his father's farm. The father senses 
her plan and disinherits Tom. Later, the father sees his daughter-in-law in 
company of released convict. He tries to stop her from running away and is 
killed by the man. To save his wife Tom assumes blame and is sent to prison. 
Eventually the wife confesses the truth. Tom is freed and starts for home 
with wife and child to start life over. 

References: Reviewed issue July 8, 1922, page 197. 

First Run Showings:- Pages 715, 717, Aug. 12; 1006, Aug. 26; 1487, Sept. 23; 
1608, Sept. 30; 1746, Oct. 7; 1886. 1888, Oct. 14; 2021-2, Oct. 21; 2419, Nov. 11; 
2538, Nov. 18; 2659-60, Nov. 25; 3050, 3052, Dec. 16; 3208, Dec. 23, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 806, Feb. 4; 2907, May 27; 3097, June 10; 3198, June 17; 
10, July 1; 119, July 8; 376, July 22; 450, July 29; 574, Aug. 5; 681, Aug. 12; 
814-6, Aug. 19; 932. Aug. 26; 1080, 1083, Sept. 2; 1203, Sept. 9; 1317, Sept. 16; 
1426-7, Sept. 23; 1569, Sept. 30; 1689, Oct. 7; 1815, Oct. 14; 1950, Oct. 21; 2110, 
Oct. 28; 2240, Nov. 4; 2615, Nov. 25; 3151, Dec. 23, 1922; 137, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1759. Oct. 7; 2160, Oct. 28; 2669, Nov. 25; 3202, Dec. 
23, 1922; 69, Jan. 6; 320, Jan. 20; 447, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Prologues: Pages 1142, Sept. 2, 1922; 460, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 1495, Sept. 23; 1759, Oct. 7; 2168, Oct. 28; 2664. Nov. 25. 
2796, Dec. 2; 2926, 2930, Dec. 9; 3242, Dec. 16. 1922; 70, 72, Jan. 6; 199, Jan. 13; 
316. Jan. 20. 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 621, Aug. 5; 1134, Sept. 2; 2021-2, Oct. 21: 2417. 
Nov. 11, 1922. 



HUNGRY HEARTS. Produced and distributed by Goldwyn. Released Nov. 26. 
1922. With Helen Ferguson, Rosa Rosanova and Bryant Washburn. Director, 
E. Mason Hopper. Length, 6,517 feet. 

Synopsis: Heart interest drama. Adaptation of Anzia Yezierska's book. 
Deals with the pathetic struggle of newcomers to our great melting pot, of a 
little Russian heroine and her family, seeking sunshine and happiness in. 
America and finding at first only shadows, sorrow and persecution. Love 
comes at last and the little heroine finds joy with her young lawyer husband, 
who takes her entire family out of the Ghetto to their home in the suburbs. 
The lovers had met when the family were tenants of his money-grabbing 
uncle's tenement and the youth was a student. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1922, page 2431. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2819, Dec. 9; 3049, Dec. 16, 1922; 65, Jan. 6; 185, 
Jan. 13; 442, Jan. 27. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 154, July 2; 531. July 23, 1921; 2999, June 3; 3191. June 
17; 6, July 1; 117, July 8; 672-3, Aug. 12; 937. Aug. 26; 1086. 1087, Sept. 2; 
2506. Nov. 18; 2845, Dec. 9; 2980. Dec. 16. 1922; 929, Feb. 24. 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Page 700. Feb. 10. 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 3201-2, Dec. 23, 1922; 320. Jan. 20; 697, Feb. 10. 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 3868, Dec, 30, 1922; 808, Jan. 20, 1923. 



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IF I WERE QUEEN. Produced by R-C Pictures. Distributed by Film Booking 
Offices of America, Inc. Released Oct. 15, 1922. Star, Ethel Clayton. Direc- 
tor, Wesley Ruggles. Length, 6,092 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama of a mythical kingdom, with intrigne as the 
dominating element. Based on the novel " The Three Cornered Kingdom " by 
Dn Vernet Rabell. Deals with the American chum of a Balkan princess, who 
is mistaken for the fair ruler by the prince of a neighboring kingdom. She 
gets involved in court intrigue because she is unable to make the prince believe 
that she is an American. After being imprisoned in his castle she learns to 
love him. In due time the complications are entirely straightened out. 

References: Reviewed issue October 28, 1922, page 2173. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2158, Oct. 28; 2788, Dec. 2; 3200, Dec. 23; 3368, 
Dec. 30, 1922; 311, Jan. 20; 929. Feb. 24; 1165, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 728, 730, Aug. 12; 1719, Oct. 7; 1974-5, Oct. 21; 2639, 
Nov. 25, 1922. 

Exploitation: Page 830, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1038, Mar. 3, 1923. 

IMPOSSIBLE MRS. BELLEW, THE. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Dis- 
tributed by Paramount. Released Nov. 26, 1922. Star, Gloria Swanson. Di- 
rector, Sam Wood. Length, 7,155 feet. 

Synopsis Society drama. From the novel by David Lisle. Based on 
eternal triangle and a woman's self-sacrifice to spare her unfaithful husband 
and her child. Treats of a much abused wife who, to shield her son from the 
humiliation of learning of his father's disgrace, keeps silent and sacrifices her 
good name. Tries to remain faithful to her marriage vows. Husband kills a 
man and through forced testimony of wife is acquitted. He gets a divorce and 
custody of the child. The woman flees to Europe in attempt to forget and 
eventually meets young writer, who brings real happiness into her life. She 
wins back her boy. 

References: Reviewed issue November 4, 1922, page 2289. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2275, Nov. 4; 2416, 2419, Nov. 11; 2539, Nov. 18; 
27S6-7, Dec. 2; 2920. 2922, Dec. 9; 3051-2, Dec. 16, 1922; 64-66, Jan. 6; 1163, 
Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2772, May 20; 2906, May 27; 5, July 1; 1943, Oct. 21; 
2216, Nov. 4; page insert, Nov. 18; 2592, Nov. 25, 1922. 
Lobby Displays: Pages 318, Jan. 20; 575, Feb. 3, 1923. 
Exploitation: Pages 3041, Dec. 16, 1922; 71, Jan. 6; 461, Jan. 27, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 3050, Dec. 16; 3208, Dec. 23, 1922. 

INNER MAN, THE. Produced by Syracuse Motion Picture Company. Distrib- 
uted by Playgoers Pictures. Released Dec. 3, 1922. Star, Wyndham Standing. 
Director, Hamilton Smith. Length, 4,914 feet. 

Synopsis: Comedy-drama possessing melodramatic moments and several 
mountain gun battles. Adapted from a novel by Charles Mackay. Thurlow 
Barclay is a young man more given to deep and scientific study and feminine 
sports than to business. His father is much put out because of this fact. 
He, however, succeeds in getting him to take a vacation and go to inspect 
Dad's mine, in the Blue Ridge. On his arrival there, he meets up with real 
life, has a list of stirring adventures and is made into a real man, ending up 
by marrying a fair mountain maid. 

References: Reviewed issue, Dec. 9, 1922, page 2943. 

Advertising: Pages 2866-7, Dec. 9, 1922; 32, Jan. 6; 289, Jan. 20; 774, Feb. 
17; 1246, Mar. 17, 1923. 

ISLE OF DOUBT, THE. Produced by Syracuse Motion Picture Company. 
Distributed by Playgoers Pictures. Released Sept. 10, 1922. Star, Wyndham 
Standing with Dorothy Mackaill and George Fawcett. Director, Hamilton 
Smith. Length, 5,483 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama. Dean Deland falls in love with Eleanor, a 
daughter of socially ambitious family. Eleanor is fascinated by a worthless 
chap. Assisted by her mother the two conspire to have Deland marry Eleanor 
and then make his life miserable so that he will be glad to free himself for a 
financial consideration. The marriage takes place. Deland overhears his wife 
and Patten talking over their scheme. He takes his wife and Patten aboard 
ship, which starts for small tropical island. Here the real character of the 
two men is displayed. After series of events Deland wins the love of his wife. 

References: Reviewed issue September 2, 1922, page 1163. 

First Run Showings: Page 2419, Nov. 11, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 1346-7, Sept. 16; 1704, Oct. 7; 1985, Oct. 21; 2381, Nov. 
11; 2742, Dec. 2; 3152, Dec. 23, 1922; 131, Jan. 13; 652, Feb. 10, 1923. 



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JAVA HEAD. Produced by George Melford. Distributed by Paramount. Re- 
leased Feb. 25, 1923. With Leatrice Joy, Jacqueline Logan, Raymond Hatton, 
George Fawcett and Albert Roscoe. Director, George Melford. Length, 7,865 
feet. 

Synopsis: Chinese-American romance. Adapted from the novel by Joseph 
Hergesheimer. Story of Shanghai, China and of Salem, Mass., in the late 
forties. Believing that a quarrel between his father and the grandparents of 
his sweetheart, has destroyed all chance of future happiness, Gerrit Ammidon, 
sails for Shanghai. There he becomes mixed up in an attack on a Manchu 
princess, whom he marries to save from death. He returns to Salem with his 
Chinese bride. His old sweetheart is injured and Gerrit is persuaded to visit 
her. He confesses his love. Chinese girl learning of the great love between 
the two, takes her own life. 

References: Reviewed issue February 10, 1923; page 705. 

First Run Showings: Pages 685, Feb. 10; 816, Feb. 17; 928, Feb. 24; 1032-40, 
Mar. 3; 1163-5, Mar. 10; 1272-3, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Two-page insert, Dec. 23, 1922; 240, Jan. 20, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 1162, Mar. 10; 1271, Mar. 17, 1923 

JAZZMANIA. Produced by Tiffany Productions. Distributed by Metre. Re- 
leased Feb. 12, 1923. Star, Mae Murray. Director, Robert Z. Leonard. Length, 

8 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic adventure. It is a sort of syncopated Graustark theme 
set in elaborate scenes. The whole serving as a background for the star's 
dances. Greater part of action takes place in the tiny kingdom of Jazzmania, 
but it shifts to Paris, Monte Carlo and New York. Prince Otto threatens 
revolution in Jazzmania unless the Queen consents to marry him. She refuses. 
Revolution starts. The Queen flees to America with a newspaper man. She 
becomes a jazz enthusiast. Learnings of the sad plight of her people she 
returns home, regains the throne, turns the land into a republic and introduces 
American commodities. Then accepts American's love. 

References: Reviewed issue February 17, 1923, page 840. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1163-4, Mar. 10; 1271-3, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Four page insert, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1283, Mar. 17, 1923. 

JILT, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Nov. 27, 1922. 
Featuring Ralph Graves, Matt Moore and Marguerite de la Motte. Director, 
Irving Cummings. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama; post-war tale. Girl, mistaken pity for love. 
Is unhappy in engagement to blind hero of World War. Knowing her marriage 
would result in unhapplness, she breaks the engagement. She writes eye spe- 
cialist in Paris, hoping his sight may be restored. The man makes the trip. 
Later, she meets another youth who arouses her love. First man returns and 
on one of their trips together attacks the latter. Returning, he relates tale to 
the girl of how the two were assaulted. Second youth Ixibs up, accuses the 
man, and It is proven his sight had been restored. 

References: Reviewed Issue December 2. 1922, page 2797. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2789, Dec. 2; 3207-8. Dec. 23. 1922. 

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JUNE MADNESS. Produced and distributed by Metro. Released Oct. 23, 1922. 
Star, Viola Dana. Director, Harry Beaumont. Length, 6 reels. 

synopsis: Society comedy -drama. Clytie Whitmore, a rich society girl, after 
much persuasion by her mercenary mother agrees to marry the wealthy Cad- 
bury Todd. She rebels when walking up the aisle to the alter, and runs away. 
When she is locked in her room, she escapes and joins her romantic lover, who 
leads a jazz orchestra in a road-house. Clytie takes the place of the dancer 
when that lady fails to appear. Her mother arrives and insists that Clytie 
return home with her but she refuses. The lovers steal off and are married 
and eventually receive the family blessing. 

References: Reviewed issue October 7, 1922, page 1769. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2538, Nov. 18; 2920, Dec. 9; 3369, Dec. 30, 1922; 
443, Jan. 27; 685-6, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1452, Sept. 23; one page insert, Nov. 11, 1922. 



KENTUCKY DERBY, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released 
Dec. 4, 1922. Star, Reginald Denny. Director, King Baggot. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Melodrama. Adaptation of Charles T. Dazey's racing play, " The 
Suburban." Kentucky colonel, owner of fast horse, turns his son out of home 
for marrying against his will. The youth goes to New York, where he is 
shanghaied by a captain in league with a man and woman who have replaced 
the boy in his father's affection. After many hazardous adventures he returns 
at the end of three years. He locates his wife, goes back to Kentucky, exposes 
the crooks who are determined to run a crooked race and mulct his father out 
of his money, and saves the Derby. Colonel's horse wins the classic. 

References: Reviewed issue November 4, 1922, page 2295. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2658, Nov. 25; 2786, 2788, Dec. 2; 2919-20, Dec. 9; 
3051, Dec. 16; 3210, Dec. 23; 3369, 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 65, Jan. 6; 562, Feb. 3; 
688. Feb. 10; 819, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2907, May 27.; 3199, June 17; 10, July 1; 118-9, July 8; 
377, July 22; 575, Aug. 5; 816, Aug. 19; 933, Aug. 26; 1081, Sept. 2; 1568, Sept. 
30; 1814, Oct. 14; 2241, Nov. 4; 2359-61, Nov. 11; 2502-3, Nov. 18; 2614-5, Nov. 
25; 3151, Dec. 23, 1922; 137, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1045-6, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Exploitation: Page 69, Jan. 6, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 3207, Dec. 23, 1922; 186, Jan. 13, 1923. 



KICK IN. Produced by George Fitzmaurice. Distributed by Paramount. Re- 
leased Jan. 1, 1923. With Betty Compson, Bert Lytell and May McAvoy. 
Director, George Fitzmaurice. Length, 7,074 feet. 

Synopsis: Crook melodrama dealing with criminals and their reformation. 
Adapted from Willard Mack's play in which John Barrymore starred. A tale 
of New York's cabarets, society, underworld and police department. " Chic " 
Hewes, released from prison, decides to " go straight." He refuses to act as a 
stool pigeon and the police decide to " get " him. Becomes acquainted with 
District Attorney's daughter when her brother runs over a child. Is involved 
in several trying situations, but finally wins out and gets the girl. 

References: Reviewed Issue Dec. 16, 1922. page 3064. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3049, Dec. 16; 3368-9, 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 185, 



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Jan. 13; 309, 312, Jan. 20; 441, 443, Jan. 27; 660-1, Feb. 3; 686. 688, Feb. 10; 
817-8, Feb. 17; 931, Feb. 24; 1164. Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2778, May 20; 5, July 1; two-page insert, Nov. 11; 2841, 
Dec. 9, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1052, Mar. 3, 1923. 
Exploitation: Pages 449, Jan. 27; 565, Feb. 3; 692, Feb. 10; 1047, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 311, Jan. 20; 931. Feb. 24, 1923. 

KICK-BACK, THE. Produced by R-C Pictures. Distributed by Film Booking 
Offices of America, Inc. Released Sept. 3, 1922. Star, Harry Carey. Director, 
Val Paul. Length, 5,160 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama. Some comedy moments. Rancher settles 
down on Mexican border and his property is desired by villain, as it contains 
the only water hole in vicinity. He is lured into Mexico and on framed charges 
is thrust into jail. Mexican girl helps him to escape. Crossing the border, he 
is jailed again through efforts of conspirators. He is about to be lynched when 
the Mexican girl again comes to his rescue and the real culprits are caught. He 
wins back American sweetheart, who had been disillusioned by the villains and 
turned against him. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 5, 1922, page 659. 

First Run Showings: Pages 618, Aug. 5; 1611, Sept. 30; 1748. Oct. 7; 2157 
Oct. 28; 2277, Nov. 4, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 488, July 29; 728. 731, Aug. 12; 938, Aug. 26; 1228-9, 
Sept. 9; 2236. Nov. 4; 2387, Nov. 11; 2751, Dec. 2, 1922; 408-9, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1374, Sept. 16; 2167, Oct. 28, 1922. 

KINDLED COURAGE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Jan. 
8, 1923. Star, Edward " Hoot " Gibson. Director, William Worthington. 
Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama, involving thrills and humor. Western youth 
is frightened out of town by bully. Hops freight car and unwittingly captures 
a pair of desperate bandits. Is made a deputy by sheriff in neighboring town 
and starts out to capture a vicious band of criminals. Takes girl along as a 
decoy. On the road he falls in love with her. They stumble on the gang. 
Cowboy, through fool luck, kills them off and returns a hero with girl as his 
wife. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 13, 1923, page 229. 

First Run Showings: Pages 686, Feb. 10; 1165, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2734-5, Dec. 2, 1922. 

KINGDOM WITHIN, THE. Produced by Victor Schertzinger. Distributed by 
Hodklnson. Released Dec. 24, 1922. Featuring Pauline Starke. Director, 
Victor Schertzinger. Length, 6,036 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama and romance interwoven and carrying a strong spiritual 
flavor. Story of the timberlands. Treats of the spiritual regeneration of a 
crippled boy's father, who hated him because he wasn't big and strong, and a 
girl who hated the community because she was ostracized on account of her 
brother being in jail. Lumberman threatens to kill her. When he returns to 
carry out his threat the crippled boy gives him battle. The boss lumberman 
twists his arm and makes it perfect. His father takes him in his arms and 
the boy claims the girl as his bride. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1922, page 3386. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1271, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 3234, 3237, 3239-40, Dec. 23; 3306-7, Dec. 30, 1922; 146-7, 
Jan. 13; 276-7, Jan. 20, 1923. 

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LAST HOUR, THE. Produced and distributed by Mastodon Films, Inc. Re- 
leased Jan. 1, 1923. Featuring Milton Sills and Carmel Myers. Director, 
F.dward Sloman. Length, 6,658 feet. 

Synopsis: Crook melodrama. A band of forgers is surprised by the police 
and one of them is killed, the others making their escape. The scene shifts to 
the great war, with Saidee a Red Cross nurse. She ministers to an unknown 
soldier, who later it is learned is the Governor's son and a pal of Steve ('line, 
of the forger's gang. Steve has gone straight. Returning from the war, Mal- 
lory, political boss, recognizes Steve and Saidee. He demands that Saidee 
marry him. Mallory is killed, Steve accused and convicted. Saidee Justifiably 
forges the Governor's signature to his pardon. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 20, 1923, page 339. 

First Run Showings: Pages 928, Feb. 24. 1923. 

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LAVENDER BATH LADY, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Re- 
leased Nov. 13, 1922. Star, Gladys "Walton. Director, King Baggot. Length, 
5 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic comedy-drama of shop girl whose ambition is to get 
into society. Adventurous line of action in early reels. Girl is window demon- 
strator in department store. She attracts attention and blocks traffic with her 
skill in displaying gowns. Wins the friendship of a wealthy girl who invites 
her to her house as a companion. The heroine meets a young man there whom 
she believes a crook, but he turns out to be a detective. The girl saves the 
jewels from being stolen. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1922, page 2685. 

First Run Showings: Pages 443, Jan. 27; 1038, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1570-1, Sept. 30; 1953, Oct. 21; 2109, Oct. 28; 2362, 
Nov. 11; 2504, Nov. 18, 1922. 

LIGHT IN THE DARK, THE. Produced by Hope Hampton Productions, Inc. 
Distributed by Associated First National. Released Oct., 1922. Star, Hope 
Hampton. Director, Clarence L. Brown. Length, 5,600 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama, cross between society and underworld storyw, 
Allegorical sequence of Sir Galahad's search for the Holy Grail. Introduces 
new process of color photography. Poor girt, struck by auto of a society 
woman, is adopted by her as a companion. Rich woman's brother trifles with 
affections of girl. He goes abroad. Girl leaves the home and meets a thief in 
cheap boarding house. Meantime, rich man returns with cup alleged to have 
curing power. It is stolen by the thief and cures the girl. She cures the suf- 
fering with it. It Anally brings rich man, sincere in his love, back to the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 9, 1922, page 1295. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2419, Nov. 11; 2657, Nov. 25; 3369, 3375, Dec. 30. 
1922; 64, Jan. 6, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 971, Aug. 26; 2523, Nov. 18, 1922; 905, Feb. 24, 1923. . 
Exploitation: Pages 3041, Dec. 16, 1922. * 
Window Displays: Pages 453, Jan. 27, 1923. 

LIGHTS OF NEW YORK. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released Nov. 12. 
1922. Featuring Marc MacDermott. Director, Charles J. Brabin. Length, 
5,581 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama dealing with two episodes of New York life. The first 
shows the rise of an East Side youth, after a dream has pictured to him the 
evil of his ways. The second story tells of the downfall of a financier when 
his bride-to-be jilts him as he is holding his bachelor dinner. He tells his life 
story at another bachelor dinner, to which he is invited from the street, when 
the host finds there are thirteen guests at the table. Young host proves to be 
the son of the woman who jilted the derelict. Her husband had died and a 
happy reunion follows. 

References: Reviewed issue March 3, 1923, page 1056. 

First Run Showings: Pages 312, Jan. 20; 686, Feb. 10; 1039, Mar. 3; 1162, 
1164, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages insert, July 8; 325, July 22; 2880-1, Dec. 9; 2984-5, Dec. 
16. 1922. 

Exploitation: Page 460, Jan. 27, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 184, Jan. 13, 1923. 

LITTLE WILDCAT. Produced and distributed by Vitagraph. Star, Alice Cal- 
houn. Director, David Divad. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Heart interest story tinctured with romance. Carries atmosphere 
of slums and that of society. Girl of the slums is rescued from her environ- 
ment by humanitarian, who adopts her. Her benefactor has saved her from 
prison term, the judge condemning her from the argument that such types are 
not worth saving. War breaks out and she enlists as nurse and rescues the 
judge. He does not know her, but worships her memory. Eventually he is 
forced to admit that his theory is wrong when he falls in love with her. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1922, page 1384. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2540, Nov. 18, 1922; 311, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Advertising: Page 2484, Nov. 18, 1922. 

LONE HAND, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Oct. 16, 
1922. Star, Edward *' Hoot " Gibson. Director, Reaves Eason. Length, 5 
reels. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama carrying a strong vein of comedy. Bashful 
cowboy loses his horses while on journey to visit friend at hitter's camp. Dis- 
covers girl alone in her cabin and, beset by villains, who are trying to learn 
location of a lost mine. He rescues the girl, but her father is suspicious of his 
actions. The youth continues on his way, but returns to girl's cabin, clad in a 
suit of armor. Succeeds in saving life of girl's father and frustrating plans of 
villains to gain possession of mine. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 21, 1922, page 2041. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2277, Nov. 4; 2657-8, Nov. 25, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 573. Aug. 5; 934, Aug. 26; 1201, Sept. 9, 1922. 



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LONE HORSEMAN, THE. Produced by A. B. Maescher Productions. Distrib- 
uted by Arrow Film Corp. Released Jan. 1, 1923. Featuring Jack Perrin and 
Josephine Hill. Director, Fred Caldwell. Length, 4,471 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama. Treats of a fearless, young sheriff who has 
a murder mystery on his hands when old prospector disappears. Sinister char- 
acter warns the sheriff to abandon the project. In the meantime Kentucky 
girl comes to Nevada looking for brother. She is kidnapped, but prospector's 
daughter informs the sheriff, and the latter effects her escape. The sheriff 
turns out to be the long lost brother. 



LONG CHANCE, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Oct. 
2, 1922. Starring Henry "Walthall, Ralph Graves and Marjorie Daw. Director, 
Jack Conway. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama revolving around a fight to obtain title to 
mine. A Peter B. Kyne story. Widow of prospector dies, leaving her daughter 
in care of town gambler. The latter promises to watch over her. A young 
miner arrives in town and falls in love with her. He protects her and is shot. 
Gambler resents insults directed toward the heroine by an emissary of a 
wealthy man seeking girl's property and engages the villain in a pistol duel. 
Both men die. Girl finds happiness with the young engineer and her property 
is saved. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1922, page 1770. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1610, Sept. 30; 2020, Oct. 21; 2156-7, Oct. 28. 
1922. 

Advertising: Pages 118, July 8; 381, July 22; 573, Aug. 5; 934, Aug. 26; 
1201, Sept. 9, 1922. 

LOOK YOUR BEST. Produced and distributed by Goldwyn. Released Feb. 18, 

1923. With Colleen Moore and Antonio Moreno. Director, Rupert Hughes. 
Length, 5,304 feet. 

Synopsis: A comedy-drama. One of Rupert Hughes' problem plays — the 
problem of keeping thin. Deals with the horror in which some folks hold 
plain, good, old fat. A chorus girl, having attained this state, is fired and 
Perla, a daughter of Little Italy, is given her place in Brum's " Butterfl> 
Act." Perla made good and went on the road with the show. She also 
went out to dine with one Krug and began to put on flesh. Krug, a dis- 
appointed suitor, filed one of the wires which held Perla aloft in the butter- 
fly number. During the act she crashed to the stage. Brnni beats up Krug 
and gets thirty days. Emerging from jail he starts a new ballet, engages 
Perla and the two rise to fame. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 10, 1923, page 703. 

First Run Showings: Page 1271, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Page 1088, Sept. 2, 1922. 



LORN A DOONE. Produced by Maurice Tourneur. Distributed by Associated 
First National. Released Oct., 1922. With Madge Bellamy. Director. Maurice 
Tourneur. Length, 6,083 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama of merry old England, its gay ladies, courts, 
knights and robber bands. Filled with melodramatic incident. Ada n ted from 

. R. D. Blackmore's novel. Lorna, traveling with her mother, the Countess, is 
kidnapped by Sir Enser Doore and his band of robbers. The old chief, loving 
her, protects her from the ruffians. Dying, he leaves her to her fate as the 
wife of the new leader, a fate worse than death. She is rescued by John Kitld. 
a simple youth of the country. Revelation of her birth takes her ba«k to 
court, but a great love for Ridd leads her to renounce her title and return 
to him. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1922, page 2174. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1886, Oct. 14; 2278, Nov. 4; 2416-7. Nov. 11: 
2787, 2789. Dec. 2; 2920, Dec. 9; 3049-50, Dec. 16; 3207, 3209-10. Dec. 23, 1922; 
65. Jan. 6; 442. Jan. 27; 1163. Mar. 10. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2141, April 15; 2052, Oct. 21; 2311, Nov. 4; four-page 
Insert, Nov. 25; 3171. Dec. 23. 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 67, Jan. 6; 1052, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Prologues: Page 196. Jan. 13. 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2543, Nov. 18; 2672, Nov. 25; 2795, Dec. 2; 3041. Dec. 16, 
1922; 71-2, Jan. 6; 452, Jan. 27; 692, Feb. 10; 824, 826, Feb. 17; 1281, Mar. 17. 
1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2793, Dec. 2; 2929, Dec. 9; 3199. Dec 23, 1922; 
73, Jan. 6; 316. Jan. 20; 461, Jan. 27; 573-4. Feb. 3; 752. Feb. 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2417, Nov. 11; 2919, Dec. 9; 3207, Dec. 23. 1922; 
64, Jan. 6, 1923. 



LOVE GAMBLER, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. 
Released Nov. 12. 1922. Star, John Gilbert. Director, Joseph Franz. Length, 
4,682 feet. 



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Synopsis: Western melodrama based upon spirited youth determined to win 
girl against heavy odds. Dick Manners wagers that he will not only ride 
Colonel McClelland's horse, but that he will also kiss his beautiful daughter, 
Jean. He wins both wagers and succeeds in getting a job on the colonel's 
ranch. He is ordered off when he declares his love for the girl. Later, he 
marries a dying woman to give her son a name. Jean admires him for it 
and forgives him. After the unfortunate woman's death Jean and Dick are 
married, They return to her father's ranch and receive the parental blessing. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 18, 1922, page 2548. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3368', Dec. 30, 1922; 310, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Advertising: Page 2231. Nov. 4, 1922. 

LOVE IN THE DARK. Produced and distributed by Metro. Released Dec. 11, 
1922. Star, Viola Dana. Director, Harry Beaumont. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Crook comedy-melodrama based upon redemption, carrying adven- 
ture and romance. Orphan girl is taken in by family of crooks to take care 
of their little boy. The young father, sightless in the daytime, is able to see 
after nightfall. lie is charmed by the girl and resolves to go straight. The 
young crook disappears to escape the law, but the orphan girl sends for him 
to restore the loot of a youth who has stolen from his father. The death of 
the crook's wife enables him to marry the pretty orphan. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1922, page 2685. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3051, Dec. 16, 1922; 441, Jan. 27; 697, Feb. 10, 
1923. 

Exploitation: Page 702, Feb. 10, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 558, Feb. 3, 1923. 

LOVE IS AN AWFUL THING. Produced by Selznick Pictures Corp. Dis- 
tributed by Selznick Distributing Corp. Released Sept. 15, 1922. Star, Owen 
Moore. Director, Victor Heerman. Length, 6,853 feet. 

Synopsis: Farce-comedy. Youth about to marry sweetheart finds himself in 
considerable trouble when girl of former romance comes on the scene and 
attempts to make him keep his promise to wed her. To eliminate her he has 
another man's wife act as his own. This complicates matters, for his fiancee 
discovers the evidence and believes him a scoundrel. Explanations occur, 
eventually, when the bride is left waiting at the altar, while he dodges a 
process server and tries to steal some incriminating papers. 
References: Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1922, page 1388. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1369, Sept. 16; 1610, Sept. 30; 1886, 1888, Oct. 
14; 2021-22, Oct. 21; 2156,58, Oct. 28; 2278, Nov. 4; 2418, Nov. 11, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 685-6, Aug. 12; 841, Aug. 19; 951-2, Aug. 26; 1109, Sept. 
2; 1434, Sept. 23; 1558, Sept. 30; two-page insert, Oct. 7; 1847, Oct. 14; 1973. 
Oct. 21; 2108, Oct. 28; 2245, Nov. 4, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2162, Oct. 28, 1922; 568, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Exploitation: Page 2422, Nov. 11. 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1886, Oct. 14, 1922. 

LOVE LETTER, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Feb. 
12, 1923. Star, Gladys Walton. Director, King Baggot. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Crook melodrama balanced with romance. Girl in overall factory 
sends mash note in pair of overalls, which reaches blacksmith in farming 
community. She is under domination of a young crook. She helps him 
engineer a robbery. He is caught and sent to prison. The girl goes to the 
blacksmith's town, wins his love and marries him and is happy until the 
crook, released after serving his term, comes to take her back. She bluffs 
her way out and finds happiness with her husband. The crook goes straight. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 10, 1923, page 705. 

First Run Showings: Page 1164, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2734-5, Dec. 2, 1922. 

LOVE'S REDEMPTION. Produced by Eugene V. Brewster. Distributed by 
C. C. Pictures, Inc. Released Sept. 28. 1922. Featuring Blanche McGarity 
and Anetha Getwell. Director, Eugene V. Brewster. Length, 4,500 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama. Peggy Logan supports herself by playing violin 
on streets. Mike, her father, robs Worthington home and steals bracelet. 
Police pursue him home. Peggy throws bracelet out window. Ralph Boven, 
admirer of Lucille Worthington, banker's daughter, finds bracelet. Peggy 
befriended by Mrs. Worthington and Ralph. Peggy finds bracelet in Ralph's 
room, but on return it is gone, Ralph having pawned it to finance Lucille's 
bad stock debts. Mike Logan, fugitive In hills, is reformed by Edwin Mark- 
ham's generosity in saving him from police. Ralph is arrested by police on 
suspicion of having stolen bracelet. Mike Logan arrives with Maxim Hudson, 
by whom he has been employed meanwhile, and whole matter is explained by 
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MAKING A MAN. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by Para- 
mount. Released Jan. 22, 1923. Star, Jack Holt. Director, Joseph Henabery. 
Length, 5,594 feet. 

Synopsis: Dramatic character study carrying: romance, humor and heart 
Interest. Based on Peter B. Kyne's story, ** Humanizing Mr. Winsby." The 
story of a millionaire who went broke and discovered he had a heart and soul. 
Horace Winsby makes money in California and by his harsh methods, Incurs 
the enmity of everybody. He is forced to go to New York, where he loses 
everything which will serve to identify him. He is cast into the streets and is 
obliged to go to work as a dishwasher. He encounters a series of misfor- 
tunes. His plight makes him appreciate real human values and makes a man 
of him. He is assisted by the woman he loves. 

References: Reviewed issue December 30, 1922, page 3387. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3368, Dec. 30, 1922; 64, Jan. 6; 312, Jan. 20; 
441, 443, Jan. 27; 687-8. Feb. 10; 817-8, Feb. 17; 931, Feb. 24; 1041, Mar. 3: 
1164, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2781, May 20; 5, July 1; 2842, Dec. 9, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1048, Mar. 3, 1923. 
Exploitation: Pages 573, Feb. 3, 1923. 

MALCOLM STRAUSS' SALOME. Produced by Malcolm Strauss Pictures Corp. 
Distributed by Geo. H. Wiley, Inc. Released Jan. 1, 1923. With Diana Allen, 
Vincent Coleman and Christine Winthrop. Director, Malcolm Strauss. Length, 
6 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama. Egyptian prince visits court of Herod. Herod's 
wife, Herodias, and his step-daughter Salome fall in love with prince. Hero- 
dias spurned by prince has him secretly thrown in dungeon next to The Wan- 
derer. Herod asks Salome to dance for him, promising her anything she will 
request in return. Salome's intention is to ask for release of prince, who re- 
turns her love. Herodias threatens to kill lover if Salome does not ask for 
death of Wanderer who has aroused Queen's enmity. Salome, fearing for 
lover, obeys. Later Salome rescues prince and flees with him into desert. 

References: Advertising: Pages 532-3, Feb. 3; 644, Feb. 10, 1923. 

MAN ALONE, THE. Produced by Motion Picture Utility Co. Distributed by 
Anchor Film Distributors. Released Feb. 1, 1923. Star, Hobart Bosworth. Di- 
rector, William H. Clifford. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Melodramatic sea story which features the owner of a gold mine, 
who, in following the daughter of a stock speculator to San Francisco, is 
shanghaied by order of rival suitor. The man is taken on a tramp steamer 
and is bound and placed in the stoke hold for trying to quell a mutiny. He 
escapes, quells the mutiny and is rewarded by being sent back to San Fran- 
cisco. He reaches port in time to save his mining properties, but loses the 
girl, who has pledged her heart to another. 




MAN AND THE MOMENT, THE. Distributed by Playgoers Pictures. Released 
Nov. 5, 1922. Featuring Hayford Hobbs and Minora Thew. Length, 4,473 feet. 

Synopsis: Love story based upon the physical passion theme. From the 
novel of the same name by Elinor Glyn. Meeting for the first time, Michael 
Aranstoun and Sabine Dahlberg decide to marry for convenience sake and part 
immediately. They do, and Michael spends several months searching for his 
wife, whom he finally finds as the fiancee of a close friend of his. The friend 
discovers that his fiancee is Michael's wife and brings them together, husband 
and wife being reunited and professing their love for each other. 

References: Reviewed issue February 10, 1923, page 706. 

Advertising: Pages 2376-7, Nov. 11; 3311, Dec. 30, 1922. 



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MAN SHE BROUGHT BACK, THE. Produced by Charles Miller Productions, 
Inc. Distributed by Playgoers. Released Sept. 24, 1922. With Earle Fox, 
Doris Miller and Frank Losee. Director, Charles Miller. Length, 4,792 feet. 

Synopsis: Northwest Mounted drama. John Ramsey seeks adventure by 
joining: the Royal Mounted. He wins the heart of Margo, daughter of the 
commander, and they plan to wed when he gets his chevrons. John is given 
a chance to " get his man." Through fear he fails and is discharged in dis- 
grace. Margo's faith in him wavers for a time, but courage comes to him. 
Then, alone he goes after his man — and comes back with two— one, a mur- 
derer, the other the smuggler leader. 

References: Reviewed issue September 23, 1922, page 1498. s 

First Run Showings: Page 2659, Nov. 25, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 1594-5, Sept. 30; 2492, Nov. 18; 2868, Dec. 9, 1922. 



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MANSLAUGHTER. Produced by Cecil B. De Mille. Distributed by Paramount. 
Released Sept. 24, 1922. With Thomas Meighan, Leatrice Joy and Lois Wilson. 
Director, Cecil B. De Mille. Length, 9,061 feet. 

Synopsis: Dramatic romance of today, showing up society's jazz life. From 
the Saturday Evening Post serial and novel by Alice Duer Miller. Spectacular 
scenes of decadent Rome under the Caesars, used to point a moral. Wealthy 
girl craving excitement is arrested for manslaughter and convicted of the 
crime. The district attorney, her fiance, prosecutes the case to the limit — his 
object being to save the girl by sentencing her to prison. It breaks his heart 
to obey his duty. He becomes a sodden drunkard. The girl serves her term 
and forgives him. His redemption is assured. Happiness comes to both. 

References: Reviewed issue September 30, 1922, page 1622. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1370, Sept. 16; 1486, Sept. 23; 1608. Sept. 30; 
1745-8, Oct. 7; 1886-8, Oct. 14; 2020-21, 2023. Oct. 21; 2278, Nov. 4; 2539, Nov. 
18; 2797. Dec. 2, 1922; 440-1, Jan. 27, 1923. 



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Advertising: Pages 1790, Mar. 25; 27B9. May 20; 5, July Ij 221, July 15; 
570-71, Aug. 5; 669, Aug. 12; 925-6, Aug. 26; 1077-8, Sept. 2; 1544, Sept. 30; 
1943-4, Oct. 21; 3259, Dec. 30, 1922; 125. Jan. 13, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2166, Oct. 28; 2280. Nov. 4; 2546, Nov. 18; 2925, Dec. 
9, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 2167, Oct. 28; 2286, Nov. 4; 2423-5, 2427, Nov. 11; 2668, 
2671, Nov. 25; 2795, Dec. 2; 3197, Dec. 23, 1922; 68, 70, Jan. 6; 316, Jan. 20; 447, 
Jan. 27; 830, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Window Displays: Page 2281, Nov. 4. 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1608, Sept. 30; 1887, Oct. 14; 2020, Oct. 21; 2156. 
oct. 28; 2418, Nov. 11; 2537, Nov. 18, 1922. 

.MAN'S SIZE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released Jan. 21, 1923. Star, 
William Russell. Director, Howard M. Mitchell. Length, 4,316 feet. 

Synopsis: Northwest melodrama. Features life in the open spaces with man 
stealing a child through vengeance against his wife for marrying another in 
the belief that the former is dead. Girl is brought up in a rough atmosphere 
and sold to a bootlegger. Years later the supposed father appears and informs 
the vengeful husband that the child is his own. The hero pursues the boot- 
legger and brings the girl back to her repentant father. 

Refereneces: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1922, page 3383. 

MAN WANTED. Produced by Herbert L. Steiner. Distributed by C. C. Pictures. 
Inc. Released Oct. 13, 1922. Star, Arthur Housman, with Frank Losee and 
Flora Finch. Director, Jack Dillon. Length, 4,956 feet. 

Synopsis: Comedy-drama. Helen Westmore's dad resolves that his daugh- 
ter's future husband must be a worker. This starts Helen's admirer, Edgar 
Little, whose dad has oodles of money, in search of a job. He lands first as a 
soda dispenser and later as a handy man about an Old Maids' Retreat. While 
attending a performance Edgar is hypnotized by a Prof. Kosoff. Edgar be- 
lieves himself to be King Solomon. The count, who has kidnapped Helen, 
believes Edgar insane. Edgar finds Helen missing, locates her, and by feigning 
insanity rescues her from the count and returns her to her father. All ends 
well for Edgar and Helen. 

References: Advertising: Page 924, Aug. 26, 1922. 

MAN WHO PLAYED GOD, THE. Produced by Distinctive Pictures. Distrib- 
uted by United Artists. Released Oct. 1, 1922. Star, George Arliss. Director. 
Harmon Weight. Length, 5,800 feet. 

Synopsis: Human interest drama. From the play founded on Gourveneur 
Morris' story. John Arden, a famous musician, loses his hearing and as a 
result goes into seclusion. He studies lip reading, and " hears " unfortunates 
in the park tell of their troubles. He finds that others also have their sor- 
rows. He interests himself in aiding these poor folk and through the joy 
which this " playing God " brings to others he is made into a different man. 
Eventually, through a trivial accident, he recovers his hearing. His wife, 
whom he had driven from him, learns of his philanthropy and returns to 
him. 

References: Reviewed issue September 16, 1922, page 1384. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1748, Oct. 7; 1885, Oct. 14; 2020, Oct. 21; 227C. 
Nov. 4; 2539, Nov. 18; 2659, Nov. 25; 2786, 2789. Dec. 2; 3209-10. Dec. 23, 1922: 
309 Jan. 20 1923 

Advertising: Pages 1679, Oct. 7; 1833, Oct. 14; 1963, Oct. 21; 2115, Oct 28; 
2226, Nov. 4; 2370, Nov. 11; 2512, Nov. 18; 2626, Nov. 25; 2748. Dec. 2. 1922; 134. 
Jan. 13, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2288, Nov. 4; 2793, Dec. 2; 3196, Dec. 23, 1922. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 2276, Nov. 4; 3369, Dec. 30, 1922. 



MAN WHO SAW TOMORROW, THE. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Dis- 
tributed by Paramount. Released Nov. 5, 1922. Star. Thomas Meighan sup- 
ported by Leatrice Joy. Director, Alfred E. Greene. Length, 6.993 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama. Fantastic plot punctuated with adventure and 
melodrama. Half of picture occurs in the South Seas — remaining scenes show 
New York, England and India. English officer stranded on tropical Island 
mi ets pretty daughter of a schooner captain. He later meets Lady Helen, 
(■•certain of which girl would make him the better wife he goes to a hyp- 
notist with his problem. The hypnotist sends him to sleep and the future li 
visualized. It is all made clear to him. He sees himself the husband of each 
and decides on the Island girl, who has followed him to New York. 

References: Reviewed issue November 11, 1922, page 2433. 

First run showings: Pages 2416-9, Nov. 11; 2537, 2539-40, Nov. 18; 2658-60. 
Nov. 25; 2789, Dec. 2; 2919, 2921-2, Dec. 9; 3369. Dec. 80, 1922; 1040. Mar. 3. 
1923 

Advertising: Qages 2767, May 20; 2904, May 27; 5. July 1. 194S. Oct. 21; 
2099. Oct. 28; 2593. Nov. 25, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 3202. Dec. 23. 1922; 691. Feb. 10. 1921. 



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Exploitation: Pages 2792, Dec. 2; 2932, Dec. 9, 1922; 71. Jan. 6; 448, Jan 27; 
16, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2658, Nov. 25; 2786, Dec. 2, 1922. 





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MAN WHO WAITED, THE. Produced by Jacob Wilk. Distributed by Play- 
goers Pictures. Released Nov. 19, 1922. Special Cast. Director, Edward I. 
Luddy. Length, 4,064 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama involving a love story. A son is seeking the 
slayer of his father, the slayer having blown up a mine. He discovers murderer 
fighting with father's former partner, but the man escapes. Son and father's 
former partner discover gold-bearing lode. Son falls in love with daughter of 
father's slayer, the daughter being foster daughter of people who also plotted 
blowing up of mine. Foster parents of girl discover location of gold-bearing 
lode of the son and seek to file location claim ahead of him, but the daughter 
beats them to it and saves the day for the son. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 10, 1923, page 703. 

Advertising: Pages 2600-01, Nov. 25, 1922; 130, Jan. 13, 1923. 




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MARRIAGE CHANCE, THE. Produced by Hampton Del Ruth. Distributed by 
American Releasing Corp. Released Dec. 10. 1922. With Alta Allen, Milton Sills 
and Henry B. Walthall. Director, Hampton Del Ruth. Length, 5,840 feet. 

Synopsis: Comedy-drama with melodramatic sequences. Young girl persuades 
sister to break engagement with their doctor guardian. Girl is about to wed 
district attorney when the doctor gets her a glass of water. She loses con- 
sciousness and doctor pronounces her dead. She is buried. Cat drinks some 
of water and becomes unconscious, but it recovers. They hasten to exhume 
girl, but And body missing. Doctor is about to use her living subject for 
experiment, when he is shot. Girl is accused but sister confesses. This then 
fades out and back to wedding when we discover it is all a dream which she 
had during a fainting spell. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1922, page 2686. 



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First Run Showings: Pages 440, Jan. 27; 685, Feb. 10, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 477, July 29; 2724, Dec. 2; 3015, Dec. 16; 3273, Dec. 30. 
1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 444, Jan. 27. 1923. 

MARRIED PEOPLE. Produced by Hugo Ballin Productions, Inc. Distributed 
by Hodkinson. Released Sept. 17, 1922. Star, Mabel Ballin. Director, Hugo 
Ballin. Length, 5,733 feet. 

Synopsis: Domestic drama based on theme of "a little child shall lead 
them." From the story " Things Divine," by Nell Marie Dace.- Childless couple 
move in a palatial home and quarrel continually — due to the wife's extrava- 
gance, an indulgence encouraged by the husband. The marriage seems destined 
to end in the divorce court when the wife's maternal spark is aroused as she 
shoots a little boy thinking him a burglar. By adopting him happiness is 
restored. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 5, 1922, page 659. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1008, Aug. 26; 2156, Oct. 28, 1922; 687, Feb. 10. 

1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1336, Sept. 16; 1552, Sept. 30; 1820-1, Oct. 14; 1966, Oct. 
21; 2104. Oct. 28, 1922. 





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MIOHTY LAK' A ROSE. Produced by Edwin Carewe. Distributed by Asso- 
ciated First National. Released Feb. 1923. With Dorothy Mackaill and James 
Rennie. Director, Edward Carewe. Length, 8,260 feet. 

Synopsis: Crook melodrama tempered with pathos, heart interest and 
romance. Treats of regeneration of crooks who give up their criminal wa>* 
when they come under influence of blind girl, who is talented with the violin. 
The crooks pick up the girl and employ her to be the " blind." Young crook 
who wins her love is caught by police in final theft to secure money for hn 
operation on the girl's eyes, and is sent to prison. Years pass, while the girl, 
with sight restored, pursues a musical career. Triumph comes on the day 
when the youth is released from prison and the lovers are brought together. 
References: Reviewed issue Feb. 24, 1923, page 941. 

First Run Showings: Pages 928, Feb. 24; 1039, Mar. 3; 1165, Mar. 10; 1273. 
Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 294, Jan. 20; 540, Feb. 3; four-page insert, Feb. 10; 906-7. 
Feb. 24; 1023, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Exploitation: Page 1282. Mar. 17, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 1163, Mar. 10, 1923. 

MILADY. Produced by Henri Diamant-Berger. Distributed by American 
Releasing Corp. Released Jan. 7, 1923. Special Cast. Director, Henri 
Diamant-Berger. Length, 7,622 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic melodrama. Continuation of Dumas story, "The Three 
Musketeers." Cardinal Richelieu is desirous of embarrassing his king and 
D'Artagnan for political purposes. Employs Milady de Winter to help his 
cause. D'Artagnan, however, is faithful to his queen and sweetheart, the 
latter In her service as spy. Milady is captured but a traitor aids her in her 
escape. However, she has her revenge by poisoning Constance and In turn is 
beheaded. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 3, 1923. page 584. 
First Run Showings: Page IBf, Feb. 3. 1923. 
Advertising: Page 3273. Dec. 30. 1922. 



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MIND OVER MOTOR. Produced by Ward Lascelle. Distributed by Principal 
Pictures Corp. Released Jan. 15, 1923. Featuring Trixie Friganza and Ralph 
Graves. Director, Ward Lascelle. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Comedy-melodrama adapted from Mary Roberts Rinehart's story. 
Tish is an auto-maniac. A crooked promoter gets her interested in a race- 
promoting proposition and then proceeds to enter " fixed " drivers. Tish has 
been called on by a relative to chaperone Bettina, who is in love with Jasper 
McCutcheon. Jasper learns of the promoter's plot and by way of defeating 
his purpose, enters the race. He is leading when the promoter gives the signal 
for a jam, in which Jasper is put out of the running. The sheriff advises 
Tish that she will be held as a participant in the swindle unless an outsider 
wins the race. She drives and wins, thus keeping out of jail. 



MINNIE. Produced by Marshall Neilan. Distributed by Associated First 
National. Released Dec, 1922. With Leatrice Joy and Matt Moore. Directors, 
Marshall Neilan and Frank Urson. Length, 6,696 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic comedy -drama. Story of a small-town wallflower who 
becomes a beauty. Minnie, the homeliest girl in town, sick of work and 
yearning for romance, decides to " invent " a lover. Threatened with exposure 
of her love plot, Minnie claims an unidentified body at the morgue as her 
lover. A newspaper man on the trail of the " big " story is about to write the 
tale when he remembers that his life has also been one of hardships and dis- 
appointments. He tears it up and falls in love with Minnie, who has been 
made beautiful by a famous plastic surgeon. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1922, page 2940. 

First Run Showings: Pages 65, Jan. 6; 819, Feb. 17; 930, Feb. 24; 1162, 
Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 9S0, Aug. 26; 3174, Dec. 23, 1922. 
Exploitation: Pages 454. Jan. 27; 1049, Mar. 3, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 184, Jan. 13; 1272, Mar. 17, 1923. 



MISSING MILLIONS. Produced by Famous-Players-Lasky. Distributed by 
Paramount. Released Jan. 22, 1923. Star, Alice Brady. Director, Joseph 
Henabery. Length, 5,870 feet. 

Synopsis: Crook melodrama. One of Jack Boyle's " Boston Blackie " stories. 
It is the story of a crook seeking vengeance for the betrayal of an innocent 
man to imprisonment and death. Girl plots with crook to seek revenge upon 
Wall Street operator for imprisoning her father. The magnate promises to 
release him if they will return his stolen jewelry. He fails to keep his promise 
and they bring him to a financial crash. Eventually, the girl returns her theft 
and marries her accomplice. The operator kills himself because of financial 
ruin. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 30, 1922, page 1623. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1608, Sept. 30; 2538, Nov. 18, 1922; 442, Jan. 27: 
1162, 1164, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2782, May 20; 5, July 1; 2843, Dec. 9, 1922. 



MIXED FACES. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Company. Released 
Oct. 22, 1922. Star. William Russell. Director, Rowland V. Lee. Length. 
4 505 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama and comedy based upon mistaken identity and dual 
role. Plot centers upon an election campaign. Candidate for mayor attempts 
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answer. Then she meets his " double " on the street, a young traveling sales- 
man, and mistakes him for the judge. The salesman accepts her friendship 
and soon after discovers the reason for her cordiality. He is hired by the 
candidate's political opponents to defeat the judge. The young salesman 
finally tells the girl the truth and wins the girl from the self-satisfied and 
egotistical judge. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1922, page 1895. 

Advertising: Insert, July 8; page 1978, Oct. 21, 1922. 



MODERN MARRIAGE. Produced by F. X. B. Productions. Distributed by 
American Releasing Corp. Released Feb. 27, 1923. Starring Francis X. Bush- 
man and Beverly Bayne. Director, Lawrence Windom. Length, 6,331 feet. 

Synopsis: A society mystery melodrama from the novel, " Lady Varley," by 
Verek Vane. Marks the return to the screen of Bushman and Bayne. A 
dilettante whose name was connected with that of another's young wife is 
found mysteriously murdered. The husband removes his wife to a country 
estate to shield her. Here she is forced to accept into her household as her 
husband's secretary the one man who knew the secret, and a woman who 
hates her, as a companion. Dramatic and baffling situations are faced before 
the husband's clenched fists preserve the home from disaster. 

References: Reviewed issue April 14, 1923, page 1813. 



MONEY, MONEY MONEY. Produced by Preferred Pictures. Inc.. Distributed 
by Associated First National. Released Jan., 1923. Star, Katherine Mac- 
Donald. Director, Tom Forman. Length, 5,995 feet. 

Synopsis: Society drama revealing conflict of wealth and poverty. Treats 
of small-town snobbery. The poor family becomes rich and the haughty 
aristocratic family which snubs them endeavors to make amends. A banker 
aids a manufacturer in getting a poor man's business at a reduction. He tries 
to put over a fake inheritance deal which turns out to be insignificant, but the 
tables are turned when the banker's son marries the poor girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 10, 1923, page 705. 

First Run Showings: Page 819, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 974-5, Aug. 26, 1922; one-page insert, Feb. 17, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 932, Feb. 24, 1923. 

MONTE CRISTO. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released Sept. 
3, 1922. With John Gilbert, Robert McKim, Gaston Glass and a special 
cast. Director, Emmett J. Flynn. Length, 9,828 feet. 

Synopsis: Spectacular drama based on Dumas' novel. James O'Neil played 
in stage play for many years. Edmond Dantes, a young French sailor, on the 
day of his betrothal to Mercedes, is wrongfully accused of treason. Three 
jealous rivals are responsible and he is sentenced to life Imprisonment. After 
twenty years he makes his escape by changing places with a dead man and 
being cast into the sea. He lands on the Island of Monte Cristo, where, fol- 
lowing instructions given him by a fellow prisoner, he discovers a cave of 
untold wealth. Returning to France he finds his former enemies and gets 
revenge in a series of vengeful deeds. He Is reunited with Mercedes, now a 
widow l>v the death of the chief conspirator. 

References: Reviewed issue April 8. 1922, page 2097. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3045, June 3; 1006, Aug. 26; 1871-2, Sept. 16; 
1484-5, Sept. 23; 1609-10. Sept. 80; 1745, 1747. Oct. 7; 1888. Oct. 14; 1167-1, 




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Oct. 28; 2276, Nov. 4; 2417, Nov. 11; 2538, Nov. 18; 2660, Nov. 25; 2788, Dec. 2, 
1922; 560, Feb. 3; 686, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 3301, June 24; page insert, July 8; 324-5. July 22; 
691, Aug. 5; 690, Aug. 12; 844, Aug. 19; 957, Aug. 26; 1213, Sept. 9; 1566, Sept. 
30; 1827, Oct. 14, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 1263, Sept. 9; 1615, Sept. 30; 1756-7, Oct. 7; 2030, 2032, 
2036, Oct. 21; 2284-5, Nov. 4; 2926, Dec. 9, 1922; 825, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 1752, Oct. 7; 1894, Oct. 14, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 3048, June 3; 1135, Sept. 2; 1373, Sept. 16; 1488, 
Sept. 23; 1610, Sept. 30; 1745, Oct. 7; 2020, Oct. 21, 1922. 



MY AMERICAN WIFE. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by 
Paramount. Released Feb. 11, 1923. Star, Gloria Swanson. Director, Sam 
Wood. Length, 6,061 feet. 

Synopsis: Adventure romance carrying intrigue. Spanish-American setting. 
Kentucky girl finds herself in Buenos Aires, where she enters her racehorse in 
a big race. The horse carries off the honors. The girl is insulted by a native 
son which precipitates a duel between him and the son of his father's political 
opponent. The father employs a gunman to shoot from ambush and the 
hot-blooded Latin is wounded. Eventually, she bribes the gunman to confess 
publicly and Is able to expose the treachery of the opponent of the man she 
loves. 

References: Reviewed Issue Jan. 13, 1923, page 229. 

First Run Showings: Pages 184, Jan. 13; 309, Jan. 20; 560, Feb. 3; 686-7, 
Feb. 10; 818-9, Feb. 17; 929, 931, Feb. 24; 1039, 1041. Mar. 3; 1163, 1165, Mar. 
10; 1273, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Two-page insert, Dec. 23, 1922; 3, Jan. 6; 240, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 689, Feb. 10; 817, 819. Feb. 17; 1039, Mar. 3; 
1164, Mar. 10, 1923. 

MY FRIEND THE DEVIL. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. 
Released Nov. 19, 1922. Featuring Charles Richman, Barbara Castleton and a 
special cast. Director, Harry Millarde. Length, 9,555 feet. 

Synopsis: A drama adapted from Georges Ohnet's novel, "Doctor Rameau." 
Calling upon God to strike his brutal stepfather dead because of his treatment 
of his mother, little George Dryden sees his mother killed by lightning in- 
stead. He renounces faith in God and becomes an atheist. The lad later 
becomes a surgeon, who believes only in science. He marries. His wife 
becomes involved in an affair with an artist. The event is kept quiet. Fifteen 
years later, Dr. Dryden finds the truth in his dead wife's diary. In a frenzy 
he turns his daughter away. The girl becomes ill. Unsuccessful In his efforts 
to save her the doctor calls on the Almighty. The girl improves. So he 
acknowledges God. 

References: Reviewed Issue Sept. 2, 1922, page 1165. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1609, Sept. 30; 2157, Oct. 28; 2418-9, Nov. 11; 
2539-40, Nov. 18; 2659, Nov. 25; 2789, Dec. 2; 2922, Dec. 9; 3368, Dec. 30, 1922; 
185, Jan. 13; 310, Jan. 20; 688, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Page insert, July S; 325, July 22; 2634-5, Nov. 25; 2752-3, Dec 
2; 2880-1, Dec. 9, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 3201, Dec. 23, 1922; 698, Feb. 10. 1923. 

Exploitation: Page 315. Jan. 20, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1885. Oct. 14, 1922. 




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NERO. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Released Sept. 17, 
1922. Featuring Jacques Gretillat, Violet Mersereau and a special cast. 
Director, J. Gordon Edwards. Length, 11,500 feet. 

Synopsis: Spectacle based upon history of the Roman Empire during the 
reign of Nero. The story deals with the rise to world power of the tyrant 
Nero, his infatuation for a young Christian girl, her love romance with a 
young Roman soldier, who saves her from the despot and the downfall and 
death of Nero through the plottings of the Empress Poppaea. Important 
scenes include Circus Maximus and chariot races. Scenes when lions are turned 
loose upon Christians. The burning of Rome. The charge of Roman legion- 
naires, who rescue Rome and eliminate Nero. 

References: Reviewed issue June 3, 1922, page 3064. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3045, June 3; 1135, Sept. 2; 2021, Oct. 21; 2156, 
Oct. 28; 2419/Nov. 18; 2659, Nov. 25; 2789, Dec. 2; 2921, Dec. 9, 1922; 66. Jan. 
6; C88, Feb. 10; 818, Feb. 17; 1041, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Page insert, July 8; 324-5, July 22; 493, July 29; 1210-11, 
Sept. 9; 1340, Sept. 16; 1456, Sept. 23; 1566, Sept. 30; 1827, Oct. 14. 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Page 2546, Nov. 18, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 263, July 15; 1016, Aug. 26; 2163, Oct. 28; 2925, Dec. 9; 
3195, Dec. 23, 1922; 190. Jan. 13; 315, Jan. 20, 1923. 
Window Displays: Page 317, Jan. 20, 1923. 



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MCE PEOPLE. Produced by William deMille. Distributed by Paramount. 
Released Sept. 3, 1922. With Wallace Reid, Bebe Daniels, Conrad Nagel and 
Julia Faye. Director, William deMille. Length, 6.244 feet. 

Synopsis: A dramatic expose of the jazz life of modern youth. From the 
play by Rachel Crothers. Deals with the problems and dangers confronting 
the modern girl and her "jazz " tendencies. Wilful daughter of wealthy man 
is leading a butterfly existence. She runs away from home when her father 
forbids her visiting a notorious cafe. She goes to the country home with an 
intoxicated companion and is overtaken by a storm. A stranger attracted by 
the lights enters the house and saves her from unwelcome attentions of 
friend. All remain for the night. A scandal follows. In the end, the girl, 
transformed, marries the stranger and settles down. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 19, 1922, page 916. 

First Run Showings: Pages 348, July 22; 1006, Aug. 26; 1135, 1138, Sept. 2; 
1258, 1260, Sept. 9; 1369-72, Sept. 16; 1485, Sept. 23; 1610, Sept. 30; 1745-6. 
Oct. 7; 2277. Nov. 4; 2658, Nov. 25, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 1790, Mar. 25; 2754, May 20; 2904. May 27; 3090. June 
10; 5, July 1; 114, July 8; 221. 223, July 15; 311, July 22; 445, July 29; 669, 
Aug. 12; 1943, Oct. 21, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1618, Sept. 30; 2032. Oct. 21, 1922. 

Prologues: Page 2028. Oct. 21, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 878, Aug. 19; 2034, Oct. 21; 2171, Oct. 28; 2424, 2426. 

Nov. 11, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1371, Sept. 16; 1746-7, Oct. 7, 1922. 

NIGHT LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD. Produced by A. B. Maescher Production* 
Distributed by Arrow Film Corp. Released Nov. 15, 1922. Featuring Frank 
Glenden, Josephine Hill and Gale Henry. Directed by Fred Caldwell and Jack 
Pratt. Length, 6,059 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama featuring the inside story of Hollywood. Story 
treats with the adventures and misadventures of a small-town youth, who 
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was a modern Babylon. The young? man attempts to ingratiate himself in 
the affections of some noted stars, but is shown his place. It finally dawns 
upon him that he has maligmed these people— that it is he who is unwortny. 
He confesses his folly and the girl, one of the biggest stars, forgives him. 
The friendship soon ripens into love. 

Advertising: Pages 3194, June 17; 3318-9, Dec 30, 1922; 148-9, Jan. 13, 1923. 




NINETY AND NINE, THE. Produced and distributed by Vitagraph. Featur- 
ing Colleen Moore, Warner Baxter and Gertrude Astor. Director, David 
Smith. Length, 7 reels. 

Synopsis: Heart interest melodrama adapted from stage play by Ramsay 
Norris. A mysterious murder forces Phil Bradbury to flee and in a small 
town assumes the name of Tom Silverton. Here Tom falls in love with Ruth 
Blake. Later his old sweetheart and her new lover come to town for a vaca- 
tion. Here the new lover frames him and awaits detective from New York 
to arrest him. A forest fire starts in the village and Tom runs a locomotive 
through the blazing timber and rescues the inhabitants of the town. Then 
comes word of his innocence. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1922, page 3385. 

First Run Showings: Pages 186, Jan. 13; 443, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2131, Oct. 28, 1922; 277, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 929, Feb. 24, 1923. 



NOBODY'S MONEY. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by Para- 
mount. Released Feb. 18, 1923. Star, Jack Holt. Director, Wallace Worsley. 
Length, 5,584 feet. 

Synopsis: A comedy-drama woven against a political background. Based on 
stage play. A book entitled " The Breathless Bridal," having attained un- 
precedented popularity, the authors find that they must produce the fictitious 
author. An income tax man promises jail for someone unless this demand is 
met. Along comes a supposed book agent. He assumes role of author. Gets 
acquainted with the governor's daughter when she visits paper to get a 
retraction of libelous article about her father written under the name of the 
famous author. Book agent gets in solid with executive and manages his 
campaign for election. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 27, 1923, page 471. 

First Run Showings: Pages 685, Feb. 10; 928, Feb. 24; 1040, Mar. 3; 1163-4, 
Mar. 10; 1273, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Two-page insert, Dec. 23, 1922; 124, Jan. 13; 240, Jan. 20, 1923. 
Exploitation: Page 1046, Mar. 3, 1923. 



NOTORIETY. Produced and distributed by L. Lawrence Weber and Bobby 
North. Released Nov., 1922. Featuring Maurine Powers, Mary Alden and 
Rod LaRocque. Director, Will Nigh. Length, 7,800 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama. "Pigeon," adopted daughter of Ann Deering, craves 
notoriety. She looks in on a society ball just as a millionaire clubman i* 
murdered. " Pigeon " is accused. Arthur Beal successfully defends her at 
the trial. As the newspaper notoriety is about ended u Pigeon " takes advan- 
tage of stage offers. Beal arranges a false one and " Pigeon " goes to his 
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attempts to attack her. She is rescued after a terrific fight, by Real, who 
later makes her his wife. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 21. 1922, page 2043 

First Run Showings: Pages 561, Feb. 3; 817. Feb. 17; 929, Feb. 24. 1923, 
Advertising: Pages 1693-4, Oct. 7; 1969-72, Oct. 21; 2222-3, Nov. 4; 2516, 
Nov. 18; 2746, Dec. 2; 3316-7, Dec. 30, 1922; 998, Mar. 3, 1923. 
Lobby Displays: Page 3197, Dec. 23, 1922. 
Exploitation: Page 71, Jan. 6, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 3368, Dec. 30, 1922; 310. Jan. 20, 1923. 



OLD HOMESTEAD, THE. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed 
by Paramount. Released Oct. 8, 1922. With Theodore Roberts, George Kaw- 
cett, T. Roy Barnes, Harrison Ford and Fritzi Ridgway. Director, James 
Cruze. Length, 7,696 feet. 

Synopsis: Rural drama adapted from Denmnn Thompson's play. Contains 
all the familiar characters and situations. Uncle Josh Whitcomb, beloved by 
everybody, owns the Old Homestead Farm in New Hampshire. Eph Holbrook, 
the richest man in town, holds a mortgage on the farm. Lem, his wort bless 
son, is in love with Rose, the village vamp. Josh's son, Reuben, clerks in Hol- 
brook's store. His sweetheart is Ann, Uncle Josh's ward. Lem steals money 
for Rose from his father's store and Reuben is accused. The boy leaves town 
and Ann is heart-broken. Lem finally admits his guilt. Later, Reuben returns 
home in time to save Ann from self-destruction in a cyclone climax and every- 
body is happy. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1922, page 1896. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2020-23, Oct. 21; 2155, 2156, 2158. Oct. 28; 227s. 
Nov. 4; 2416-9, Nov. 11; 2539-40, Nov. 18; 2659, Nov. 25; 2919-20, Dec. 9, 
3208, Dec. 23, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 1790. Mar. 25; 2762, May 20; 2908, May 27; 5, July 1; 
669, Aug. 12; 1077, Sept. 2; 1199, 1200, Sept. 9; 1543. Sept. 30; 1943-4, Oct. 21; 
2097, Oct. 28; 3259, Dec. 30, 1922; 125, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1889. Oct. 14; 2278. Nov. 4; 2541, 2545, Nov. 18; 2663, 
2C<!5, 2668, Nov. 25; 2793. Dec. 2; 2928, Dec. 9; 3194, Dec. 23, 1922; 196, Jan 
13; 450, Jan. 27; 1171, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2160. Oct. 28; 2286. Nov. 4; 2423, 2425, 2428, Nov. 11; 
2544, 2547, Nov. 18; 2667, Nov. 25; 2792. 2796, Dec. 2; ,2931. 2934. Dec. 9; 3039. 
Dec. 16, 1922; 72, Jan. 6; 314, 316, 318, Jan. 20; 448. Jan. 27; 669, Feb. 3; 937 
Feb. 24; 1175, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2284, Nov. 4; 3043, Dec. 16; 3198, Dec. 23, 1922; 
577. Feb. 3; 937, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1884, Oct. 14; 2163, Oct 28; 2275. Nov. 4; 2787-8 
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.Synopsis: Picturization of Dieken's classic, a melodrama of life in old London 
town. Episodes from the novel welded into a plot paralleling that told by the 
famous author. Story ends before Oliver " grows up." Starts with poorhouse 
scenes. Then through a series of adventures which includes Oliver's running 
away from the poorhouse, his meeting with the Artful Dodger, who takes him 
to Fagin, the pickpocket, where he is taught the " game." Mr. Bronlow 
rescues him. Later kidnapped by the gang. Bill Sikes' death. How Nancy 
gives information which results in Oliver's final rescue and happiness. The 
well-known characters are carefully drawn. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 1922, page 2290. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2416, Nov. 11; 2538, Nov. 18; 2787. Dec. 2; 
2919-22, Dec. 9; 3052, Dec. 16; 3370, Dec. 3, 1922; 64-66, Jan. 6; 310-12, Jan. 
20; 442, Pan. 27; 818, Feb. 17; 928, Feb. 24; 1038, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2811 May 20; 1991-6, Oct. 21; 2132-3, Oct. 28; 3017-8. 
3020, Dec. 16, 1922; 163, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Prologues: Pages 570. Feb. 3; 935-6, Feb. 24; 1067, Mar. 3. 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2544, Nov. 18; 2667, Nov. 25; 2926, Dec. 9; 3199, Dec. 23, 
1922; 68-9, Jan. 6; 195. Jan. 13; 317, 319, Jan. 20; 446, 451, 461, Jan. 27; 556-7. 
575, Feb. 3; 669, 704, Feb. 10; 823, Feb. 17; 935, 938-9, Feb. 24; 1283, 1298, Mar. 
17, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2928, Dec. 9, 1922; 1049, Mar. 3; 117-1-2, Mar. 10; 
1300, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 3049, Dec. 16, 1922. 

OMAR THE TENTMAKER. Produced by Richard Walton Tully. Distributed by 
Associated First National. Released Dec, 1922. Star, Guy Bates Post. 
Director, James Young. Length, 8,090 feet. 

Synopsis: Romance of the Orient, adapted from the play in which star 
appeared for over four years. Based on life of Omar Khayyam. Treats of a 
Persian romance depicting love of Omar and Shireen. The Shah hears of her 
beauty and makes a pilgrimage to carry her back to his land. She secretly 
weds Omar, but is taken from her lover. When she spurns the Shah's advance* 
she is imprisoned. A child is born, which is spirited away to Omar, who is 
ignorant of his relationship. Seventeen years elapse before the couple are 
brought together. Secondary love theme binds together the hearts of young 
Shireen and the Christian Crusader. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1922, page 2940. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3208-10, Dec. 23; 3370, 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 66. 
Jan. 6; 184, 187, Jan. 13; 311-2, Jan. 20; 559, 561, Feb. 3; 685. Feb. 10, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 969, Aug. 26; 2768, Dec. 2, 1922; 42-3, Jan. 6, 1923. 
Lobby Displays: Pages 563, 568, Feb. 3; 692, Feb. 10, 1923. 
Prologues: Pagp 698, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 70, Jan. 6; 320, Jan. 20; 447, 450, Jan. 27; 564, 567. 
574-5, Feb. 3; 697, Feb. 10; 828. Feb. 17, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 564 Feb. 3; 697, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 3192, Dec. 23, 1922; 310, Jan. 20; 445, Jan. 27; 
557, Feb. 3, 1923. 

ONE EXCITING NIGHT. Produced by D. W. Griffith. Distributed by United 
Artists. Released Dec. 24, 1922. All star cast. Director, D. W. Griffith. 
Length, 11 reels. 

Synopsis: Mystery comedy-melodrama. Main action takes place in one 
night at a country home in Baltimore. When an infant, the heroine had been 
placed in charge of an unscrupulous woman by her uncle, who hoped to gain 
possession of her dead father's fortune. She is the guest of John Fairfax, a 
southern youth. Her supposed mother and fiance, Wilson Rockmaine, are 
with her as chaperones. Bootleggers have hid money in the house. Several 
people try to get possession of it and two people are killed. Suspicion falls 
on everybody. Heroine follows man into storm and it is discovered her 
fiance is guilty. Stranger advises her of father's fortune and she finds happi- 
ness with Fairfax. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 21. 1922, page 2043. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2416. Nov. 11, 1922; 66, Jan. 6; 309,312, Jan. 20; 
440, 442. Jan. 27; 688. Feb. 10; 818-9. Feb. 17; 930-1, Feb. 24; 1040-1. Mar. 3; 
1163-4, Mar. 10. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 3279. Dec. 30. 1922; 407, Jan. 27; 506, Feb. 4; 757-80. 
Feb. 17; 880, Feb. 24; 1005. Mar. 3; 1107, Mar. 10; 1223, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Page 567, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 315, Jan. 20; 570, Feb. 3; 939, Feb. 24, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 3036, Dec. 16, 1922; 559, Feb. 3; 685, Feb. 10, 
1923. 

ONE MILLION IN JEWELS. Produced by William B. Brush. Distributed by 
American Releasing Corp. Released Feb. 4, 1923. Featuring J. P. McGowan, 
Helen Holmes and Elinor Fair. Director, J. P. McGowan. Length, 5,326 feet. 

Synopsis: Crook melodrama concerned with conflict between revenue officers 
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is determined to capture the smugglers who are trying to smuggle the Crown 
jewels into America. Helen Morgan, who is assigned to the task of outwitting 
the government, secretly loves Burke. Sylvia, whom Burke had befriended, 
unknowingly is used by Helen in her scheme. In an effort to save Burke's 
life, Helen is shot and dies. He marries Sylvia after she helps him get 
possession of the jewels and he fulfills his mission. 

References: Reviewed issued Feb. 10, 1923, page 703. 

First Run Showings: Page 685, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Page 3273. Dec. 30, 1922. 




ONE NIGHT IN PARIS. Produced in France. Distributed by Playgoers Pic- 
tures. Released Oct. 8, 1922. With a French cast. Length, 4,617 feet. 

Synopsis: Comedy-drama of life and love in the French capital — of cafe and 
boulevard life at its gayest. Concerns the romantic adventures of Jacques 
Fromage, bachelor and young man about town. Jacques is a typical lady- 
killer. He tires of Cora La Bell of the Casino de Paris when he sees the 
daughter of his new landlady. Jacques introduces the brother of his new 
" flame " to the actress and then proceeds to win the daughter away from 
her fiance, Felix Cloque, who would be termed a " dumbell " in this country. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1922, page 1896. 

Advertising: Pages 1850-1, Oct. 14; 2740, Dec. 2, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Page 318, Jan. 20, 1923. 

ONE STOLEN NIGHT. Produced and distributed by Vltagraph. Star, Alice 
Calhoun. Director, Robert Ensminger. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama of the desert. Adapted from D. D. Calhoun's 
story, " The Arab." Diantha Allen, abroad with her parents, arrives at a 
town on the edge of the desert, expecting to meet her fiance, whom she knows 
she does not love. She is set upon by beggars in the market place and 
rescued by a dashing son of the desert. She falls in love with him. Later 
they ride into the night. They are attacked and the heroine carried off. 
The hero is wounded. Recovering, he goes to the rescue. He discloses that 
he is Dianthe's fiance and everything is happily settled. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 3, 1923, page 587. 

ONE WEEK OF LOVE. Produced by Selznick Pictures Corp. Distributed by 
Selznick Distributing Corp. Released Nov., 1922. Starring Elaine Hammer- 
stein and Conway Tearle. Director, George Archainbaud. Length, 6.960 feet 

Synopsis: Romantic melodrama. Original story by Edward J. Montagne and 
George Archainbaud. Laid in Mexico and Southwest. Highlights include an 
aeroplane crash, railroad wreck and a flood. A spoiled daughter of the rich 
agrees to marry ardent suitor if he can outrace her in an aeroplane contest. 
Her plane crashes to the ground in Mexico. She finds herself In a nest of 
outlaws. American renegade protects her from " greasers " and takes her 
to his shack. He is wounded and nursed back to health by the heroine. Her 
hate for the domineering derelict gradually turns to love. Her fiance proves 
himself a cad and the girl gladly accepts the American after his regeneration, 
when he rescue* her from death in the flood. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 13. 1922, page 2550. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2537, 2540, Nov. 18; 26.".7. Nov. 25; 2789, Dec 2: 
2920-22. DfC. 9; 3208-9, Dec. 23; 3370, Dec. 30. 1922; 309, 310. 312, Jan. 20; 
4 43. Jan. 27; 560. 562, Feb. 3; 686, Feb. 10; 1041. Mar. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1331. Sept. 10; four-page Insert. Nov. 18; two-page insert, 
Dec 2; two-page insert. Dec. 16; 3390, 3397, 3399, 3400, Dec. 30. 1922; 14. Jan 
6; 155. Jan. 13; 282, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 566, Feb. 3; 091. Feb. 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2787, Dec. 2; 2922, Dec. 9, 1922; 63. Jan. 6. 1923. 



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ONE WONDERFUL NIGHT. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released 
Dec. 18, 1922. Star, Herbert Rawlinson. Director, Stuart Paton. Length, 5 
reels. 

Synopsis: Mystery melodrama. From novel by Louis Tracy. Action tran- 
spires in a single night. Young man picks up overcoat by mistake, which 
belongs to a man he had seen assaulted. He discovers marriage license in 
pocket and learns that the victim is hired by woman to become her husband 
so that she will inherit a fortune. Her father is eager to marry her to a 
count, who is really a fraud. The hero marries her and captures the crooks, 
whose leader is the bogus count. Father admits his mistake and gives his 
blessing. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1922, page 3226. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2920, Dec. 9; 3049, Dec. 16; 3369, Dec. 30, 1922; 
64, Jan. 6; 186, Jan. 13; 686, Feb. 10; 1273, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1570-71, Sept. 30; 1953, Oct. 21; 2109, Oct. 28, 1922. 

ONLY A SHOPGIRL. Produced and distributed by C. B. C. Film Sales Corp. 
Released Dec, 1922. With an all-star cast. Director, Edward J. LeSaint. 
Length, 6,400 feet. 

Synopsis: Heart interest melodrama. Adaptation of the Blaney stage play. 
Danny Mulvey, just returned from a prison term, finds his sister involved with 
the unscrupulous manager of a big store. Danny is the victim of a frameur 
and again is threatened with prison. Later, the manager attempts the be- 
trayal of Danny's sister, and is murdered on the scene. Danny, thinking to 
save his sweetheart, who is accused, confesses the crime. He is saved through 
the confession of his sister just before she succumbs to burns received in a 
fire the same night. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 6, 1923, page 74. 

Advertising: Pages 545, July 29; 1636-7, Sept. 30; 2319, Nov. 4; 2452-3, Nov. 
11; 2565, Nov. IS; 2815, Dec. 2; 2952, 2955, Dec. 9; 3076, 3078, Dec. 16; 3233, 
Dec. 23; 3395, Dec. 30, 1922; 87, 89, 91, 93, Jan. 6; 209-10, 213, 215, Jan. 13; 
344, 346, 348, Jan. 20; 475, Jan. 27; 717, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 569, Feb. 3; 829, Feb. 17, 1923. 

ON THE HIGH SEAS. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by 
Paramount. Released Nov. 5, 1922. With Dorothy Dalton and Jack Holt. 
Director, Irvin Willat. Length, 5,050 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama of the sea. Final reel discloses a romantic comedy 
vein. Boat which is carrying heroine to 'Frisco is wrecked and heroic stoker 
saves her life. With a fireman they escape and eventually find refuge on a 
plague-infested ship. A warship rescues them from the doomed ship. The 
fireman is killed in an accident. Port is reached and the hero is snubbed by 
the society girl, who had declared her love for him. He kidnaps her as she 
is about to wed a fortune hunter. It develops that he is a wealthy man who 
went to sea as a stoker in a search for adventure. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1922, page 1896. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1609, Sept. 30; 1885, Oct, 14; 2157, Oct. 28; 
2417-8, Nov. 11; 2538, Nov. 18; 2660, Nov. 25; 2787, Dec. 2; 3208, 3210, Dec. 23; 
3369-70, Dec. 30, 1922; 65, Jan. 6; 312, Jan. 20; 931, Feb. 24; 1164, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1790, Mar. 25; 2768, May 20; 2906, May 27; 5, July 1; 
1944, Oct. 21; 3259, Dec. 30, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 3199, Dec. 23, 1922; 200, Jan. 13; 318, Jan. 20; 1049, 
Mar. 3 1923 

Exploitation: Pages 320, Jan. 20; 570, Feb. 3; 1171, Mar. 10, 1923. 

ORPHAN SALLY. Produced by New Superior Prod., Inc. Distributed by Lee- 
Bradford Corp. Released Dec, 1922. With Flora Finch, Margaret Beecher and 
Sidney Mason. Director, Edward L. Hemmer. Length, 4,703 feet. 

Synopsis: A comedy-drama. Tells of the experience of an orphan who be- 
came tired of life on a farm and visited the Great White Way. Her money 
gives out and in desperation she sells her pets, three puppies, to a young man. 
By a curious twist of fate she gets a position as a servant in the young man's 
home. They eventually fall in love. An unprincipled bounder tries to take 
advantage of her. He learns that she is really the daughter of a great 
financier and tries to blackmail him. When things look blackest for Sally, 
her father comes forth and acknowledges her. 

OUTCAST. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by Paramount. 
Released Dec. 11, 1922. Star, Elsie Ferguson. Director, Chet Withey. Length, 
7,390 feet. 

Synopsis: Heart interest drama. Adaptation of stage play with star in 
original role. Girl, disillusioned with life through effort to gain a livelihood, 
turns to the streets. She is accosted but aid comes to her by a man who 
invites her to his apartment. There she discovers that he is also deep in 
despair; his sweetheart having married a wealthy old man. When she shows 
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They become great pals and fall in love. Old sweetheart decides to return to 
him. Husband follows. At apartment heroine clears the woman. Hero save* 
her from the river and they start on honeymoon. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1922, page 3065. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3049, Dec. 16; 3207. Dec. 23; 3369-70. Dec. 30. 
1922; 66, Jan. 6; 187, Jan. 13; 309-12, Jan 20; 931, Feb. 24, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 2774, May 20; 5, July 1; 2976. Dec. 16, 1922. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 442, Jan. 27; 1040. Mar. 3, 1923. 



PALS OF THE WEST. Produced by Film Art Productions. Distributed by 
C. C. Pictures. Inc. Released Oct. 3, 1922. Featuring R. Lee Hill. TVm. A. 
Lowrey and Esther Ralston. Length. 4,021 feet. 

Synopsis: Western drama. Dan Hallet and Paul Preston, inseparable pals, 
rescue Nina, white girl, from bondage of Lee Wong. Nina, later, still under 
Wong's influence, contrives to get him job as cook with Hallet and Preston at 
their mining camp. Wong, with help of Black Bill, tries to make bad feeling 
between the pals, trying to make it seem that Paul is about to rob Dan and 
take the girl. The Oriental's scheme fails and events prove that Nina 
really the daughter of Dan. Romantic finish between Paul and Nina. 

PASSIONATE FRIENDS, THE. Produced by George H. Davis. Distributed hy 
C. B. C. Film Sales Corp. Released Feb. 15, 1923. Special Cast. Director. 
Maurice Elvey. Length, 5,200 feet. 

Synopsis: Drama of married life. H. (i. Wells' ■story. Steven Stratton 
marries in a pique when his real sweetheart is married to another and is also 
mismated. With his wife's knowledge he again cultivates his former sweet- 
heart, to whom he makes a passionate appeal through the walls of an adjoin- 
ing hotel room. A scandal loving maid overhear?,, aiul, enlarging upon the 
incident, a divorce suit threatens which will blast the political aspirations of 
Stratton. The guiltless sweetheart, to save her real lover's career, sacrifice* 
her life, a suicide. 

References: Advertising: Pages 590, 592. 594. 596. Feb. 3; 715, Feb. 10; 
843, 849, Feb. 17; 1075, 1077. March 3. 1923. 

PATSY. Produced by Fred Swanton. Distributed by Truart Film C^rp 
Released Feb. 1, 1921. Featuring Zasu Pitts. Wallace Beery and Marjori" 
Daw. Director. John W. McDermott. Length. 5.300 feet. 

Synopsis: Character study revealing resourceful girl who searches for ad- 
venture and finds it. Melodrama, heart interest and romance. Orphan girl 
runs away, takes to the road, attires herself a> boy and boards a train for 
California. She is befriended by girl on a train and eventually helps old man, 
who in return for her kindness takes her to live with him. The orphan 
becomes a leader of a gang of boys and. is instrumental in restoring a girl 
to her father. 



PACPER MILLIONAIRE, A. Produced by Frank H. Crane. Distributed by 
Playgoers Pictures. Released Feb. 11. 1923. Special Cast. Director. Frank 
H. Crane. Length. 4,804 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic comedy-drama. Adapted from Aastin Fryer's story. 
Based upon conflict of father versus son because the latter is determined to 
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and goes to JLondou to " settle " with the pretty nurse to whom the youth Is 
engaged. Through a stress of circumstances he loses his money and becomes 
injured. But the nurse brings him back to health and the father grants his 
consent to the boy's marriage. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 17, 1922, page 840. 

Advertising: Page 775, Feb. 17, 1923. 

PAWNED. Produced by J. Parker Reed, Jr. Distributed by Selznick Distrib- 
uting Corp. Released November, 1922. Star, Tom Moore. Director, Irvin V. 
Willat. Length, 4,973 feet. 

Synopsis: Heart interest melodrama. Frank L. Packard story. A young 
American, stranded in the South Seas, makes a bargain with a wealthy gam- 
bler to conduct a secret investigation of his New York gambling halls. Land- 
ing in the city, he meets a beautiful girl, daughter of a pawnbroker, whose 
trade is helped by the gambling casinos. The two fall in love. The girl is 
annoyed by a young doctor, a drug addict, who wants to marry her. He 
plots against the man he thinks is his rival. His plotting carries the hero 
through numerous adventures. Ends with a plunge of taxi from ferry slip. 
Villain loses his life. Hero saves the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 18, 1922, page 2548. 

First Run Showings: Pages 185-7, Jan. 13; 311, Jan. 20; 443, Jan. 27; 561, 
Feb. 3. 1923. 

Advertising: Four-page insert, Nov. 25; two-page insert, Dec. 9; 3159, Dec. 23, 
1922; 15, Jan. 6; 150, Jan. 13, 1923. 

PAWN TICKET 210. Produced and distributed by Fox Released Dec. 24, 1922. 
Star, Shirley Mason. Director, Scott Dunlap. Length, 4.527 feet. 

Synopsis: Human interest drama carrying adventure and romance. From a 
stage play by David Belasco and Clay M. Greene. Tells the story of a child 
left at a charitable pawnbroker's for several years by a desperate mother. 
She retains the ticket given her and eventually returns to claim the child. 
As the little girl grows up the pawnbroker develops a strong attachment 
for her. There is a counter plot which reveals the pawnbroker's wife eloping 
with a man who eventually proves to be the girl's father. Complications 
are cleared up, and the family is happily brought together. Closes with 
romance between the girl and reformed crook. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 20. 1923, page 337. 

PEACEFUL PETERS. Produced by Ben Wilson Productions. Distributed by 
Arrow Film Corp. Released Oct. 15, 1922. Star, William Fairbanks. Director, 
Lewis King. Length, 4,696 feet. 

synopsis: Western melodrama dealing with the exploits of an adventurous 
youngster who stumbles upon a dying prospector who tells him he has found 
a mine he wanted for his brother's child. The youth learns of a plot to de- 
fraud an innocent young girl of her birthright and incidentally to dishonor 
her. The young adventurer defeats the plans of the crafy schemers and wins 
the girl for his own. She proves to be the niece of the old prospector. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 1922, page 2296. 

Advertising: Pages 1828, Oct. 14; 2134, Oct. 28, 1922. 

PEG O" MY HEART. Produced and distributed by Metro. Released Dec. IS, 
1922. Star, Laurette Taylor. Director. King Vidor. Length, 6 reels. 

synopsis: Romantic comedy-drama. Adaptation of J. Hartley Manner's 
stage play, with Laurette Taylor in her original role. By the terms of her 
uncle's will, Peg O'Connell, a little Irish hoyden, is sent to England to be 
educated under the supervision of her aunt, Mrs. Chichester. Peg is tolerated 
by the aristocratic Chichesters because they are in need of the money paid 
them under the agreement. Jerry, a friend of the Chichesters, falls in love 
with her. Tiring of the snobbish attitude and her treatment In the Chichester 
home, Peg goes back to Ireland. Jerry, it is learned, is Sir Gerald Adair. He 
follows her home and she becomes Lady Adair. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1922; page 3227. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3369, Dec. 30, 1922; 65-6, Jan. 6; 184, 187, Jan 1H; 
309, Jan. 20; 443. Jan. 27; 559, 561, Feb. 3; 688, Feb. 10; 819, Feb. 17; 1040, 
March 3; 1271, March 17. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 137-8, July 8; 1452, Sept. 23; four-page insert, Dec. 16. 
1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1045. lO.lO, March 3. 1923. 
Exploitation: Pages 460, Jan. 27; 1050, March 3, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 63, Jan. 6; 931, Feb. 24, 1923. 

PINK GODS. Produced by Penrhyn Stanlaws. Distributed by Paramount. 
Released Oct. 1, 1922. With Bebe Daniels, James Kirkwood. Anna Q. Nilsson 
and Raymond Hatton. Director. Penrhyn Stanlaws. Length. 7,062 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama laid at the Kimberley diamond mines. From the 
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ingenious methods of smuggling uncut stones — the faultless pink ones, called 
" gods " because women worship them. Story treats of love for diamonds 
among the feminine sex. Diamond owner in Kimberley is a harsh employer. 
He stops at nothing to prevent theft. The women come under his domination, 
and one nearly succumbs to his blandishments. A vengeful foreman dynamites 
his palace, bringing death to the weaker woman, while the other is purged 
of her sin. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1922, page 1771. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1S87-8, Oct. 14; 2023, Oct. 21; 2155, 2157. Oct. 28; 
2276-7, Nov. 4; 2658, Nov. 25; 2788, Dec. 2; 3209. Dec. 23. 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 2761. May 20; 2905, May 27; 5. July 1; 669, Aug. 12; 
1079, Sept. 2; 1944, Oct. 21, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2545, Nov. 18; 2926, Dec. 9, 1922; 198. Jan. 13. 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2168. Oct. 28; 2669. Nov. 25; 3041, Dec. 16, 1922. 

Window Displays: Page 1053, March 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1887, Oct. 14; 2020. Oct. 21, 1922. 

PLAYTHING OF AN EMPEROR, THE. Produced by Terra Prod. Co. Distrib- 
uted by J. A. Levinson. Released Jan. 5, 1923. With Rudolph Lettinger and 
Marjorie Verlaine. Director, Arthur Rippert. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Historical drama. Married to an aged count after giving her affec- 
tions to a young soldier, Marie Walewska innocently arouses admiration of 
Napoleon, who sentences soldier to exile. He escapes, is captured and sen- 
tenced to be shot. On the girl's plea Napoleon pardons him, and by his action 
gains the love of the girl, who peldges her love if he will drop his dominating, 
arrogant manner and ofTer his heart as an humble and worshipping man. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 21, 1922, page 2042. 

POOR MEN'S WIVES. Produced by Preferred Pictures. Inc. Distributed by Al 
Lichtman Corp. Released Feb. 15, 1923. Starring Barbara La Marr, David 
Butler, Richard Tucker, Betty Francisco and Zasu Pitts. Director, Louis Gas- 
nier. Length, 6,600 feet. 

Synopsis: Domestic drama. Laura Bedford and Clara Hayes work in the 
same modiste shop. Claribel weds the rich Richard Smith-Blanton. Laura 
marries Jim Maberne, taxi driver. The latter are blessed with twins, of which 
fact Claribel is envious. She tempts Laura with a butterfly life, which, un- 
known to either, involves Laura with Claribel's husband. Laura steals Jim's 
savings to pay for a gown. Claribel's husband tosses Laura's slipper to Jim as 
a taxi tip. Later this is the rlue that brings Claribel's husband a beating and 
the return of Jim's wife. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 10, 1923, page 704. 

First Run Showings: Pages 685, Feb. 10; 1040, March 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 3015, June 3; 828, Aug. 19, 1922; three-page insert, Jan 
20; 662-3, Feb. 10; 997, Mar. 3; 1122-3, Mar. 10; two-page insert, 1226, Mar. 17, 
1923. 

Prologues: Page 824, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 828. Feb. 17; 1050, Mar. 3; 1173. Mar. 10; 1281, Mar. 17. 

1923. 



POWER OF A LIE, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released 
Jan. 29, 1923. All-star cast. Director, George Archainbaud. Length, 6 reels 

Synopsis: Domestic drama based upon the power of fabrication and its evil 
consequences. From Johann Bojer's novel. John Hammond signs a note for 
Richard Burton, in an effort to assist him to establish his respectability. Bur- 
ton is in disfavor with Hammond's wife and had been engaged to her sister. 
Unfortunately he is the victim of a surprise party from his cronies on the night 
John comes to* sign the paper. To save his reputation John denies having 
been there. Burton is branded a forger. At the trial John admits the truth. 
Burton re-establishes himself. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 13, 1923. page 231. 

First Run Showings: Pages 64, Jan. 6; 561. Feb. 3; 1162. Mar. 10, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 2734-5. Dec. 2. 1922; 31. Jan. 6. 1923. 

PRIDE OF PALOMAR, THE. Produced by Cosmopolitan Productions. Distrib- 
uted by Paramount. Released Nov. 26, 1922. With Marjorie Daw and Forrest 
Stanley. Director. Frank Borzage. Length, 7.494 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama based on Peter B. Kyne's novel, carrying conflict 
between California property owner and Jap. Soldier son of Spanish don, a 
California settler, returns from war to And his father dead and his ancestral 
estate in the hands of a wealthy westerner, whofee object is to close a deal 
with a prosperous Jap. The youth plans to recover his property and succeeds 
with the aid of the westerner's daughter, with whom he has fallen In love. 
Story details the way he gets money when given year's time to pay off mort- 
gage. Involves building a dam and a horse race. The Jap Is frustrated and 
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References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1922, page 2799. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2786, Dec. 2; 2921, Dec. 9; 3050-51, Dec. 16; 3209. 
Dec. 23; 3369, Dec. 30, 1922; 66, Jan. 6; 185-7, Jan. 13; 440-443, Jan. 27; 560-6 1. 
Feb. 3; 1041, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 5, July 1; 2970, Dec. 9; 3262, Dec. 30, 1922. 

Exploitation: Page 462, Jan. 27; 1170, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 3051, Dec. 10, 1922. 




PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, THE. Produced oy Alexander Kardo. Distrib- 
uted by American Releasing Corp. Released Dec. 17, 1922. Star, Tibi Lubin. 
Director, Alexander Kardo. Length, 6,445 feet. 

Synopsis: Adaptation of Mark Twain's book. Pomp and pageantry of Henry 
VIII's time reproduced. Shows how the Prince of Wales meets Tom Canty, the 
pauper, and, noting their resemblance, changes places with him, intending to 
carry on the deception only for an hour or two. The real prince discovers 
that he is unable to get back into the palace and is forced to live wretched 
life of the pauper until he makes friends with Hendon, a soldier. The pauper, 
in prince's place, insists he is not the prince and is thought crazy. Matters 
are straightened out when the prince breaks through ranks of soldiers as 
crown is about to be placed on pauper's head. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 26, 1922, page 1024. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1006, Aug. 26; 559, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1554-5, Sept. 30; 3273, Dec. 30, 1922. 

Exploitation: Page 189, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 3208, Dec. 23, 1922. 

PRISONER, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Feb. 26. 
1923. Star, Herbert Rawlinson. Director, Jack Conway. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Adventurous romance. Adapted from George Barr McCutcheon's 
novel, " Castle Craneycrow." Laid in Vienna and the hills of the neighboring 
country that are topped by castle ruins. Story tells of a young American., in 
search of adventure who meets his erstwhile fiancee at reception and is cha- 
grined to learn that she is engaged to count who has a bad reputation. The 
count tries to trap the American,' but fails. At the wedding ceremony the- 
American kidnaps the bride and takes her to a castle, where he wins back her 
love. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 24, 1923, page 942. 
First Run Showings: Page 1040, Mar. 3, 1923. 
Advertising: Page 379, July 22, 1922. 

PRISONER OF ZENDA, THE. Produced by Rex Ingram. Distributed by Metro. 
Released Sept. 11, 1922. With an all-star cast. Director, Rex Ingram. 
Length, 8 reels. 

Synopsis: Mythical kingdom adventure-romance. Adaptation of Anthony 
Hope's novel. Weak, drunken King of Ruritania awaits coronation. His 
brother, Black Prince Michael, plans a coup d'etat in attempt to seize throne. 
The King spends interval at hunting lodge in Zenda. His companions meet 
titled Englishman. The resemblance is so strong that he assumes the King's 
identity when latter is spirited away. Psuedo ruler has many adventures. 
Falls in love with Princess, who is betrothed to King. Black Michael is killed 
and King regains throne. Princess renounces her love for Englishman because 
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References: Reviewed issue May 6, 1922, page 2593. 

First Run Showings: Pages 715. Aug. 12: 1137-8, Sept. 2; 1257, Sept. 9; 
1484, Sept. 23; 1609-11, Sept. 30; 1745, 1747, Oct. 7; 1888, Oct. 14; 2022. Oct. 21; 
2155, 2157, Oct. 28; 2276-7, Nov. 4; 2418, Nov. 11; 2538-40, Nov. 18; 2787, 2789. 
Dec. 2. 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 425. July 10, 1920; 2011, Oct. 15; 2297, Oct. 29, 1921; 
126-7, 138. July 8; 1442-3, Sept. 23; one-page insert, Nov. 18, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2031. Oct. 21; 2426, Nov. 11. 1922; 70, Jan. 6; 447. 
Jan. 27; 939, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 1143, Sept. 2; 1497, Sept. 23; 1756, Oct. 7; 2035, Oct. 21; 
2164. 2168, Oct. 28; 2286, Nov. 4; 2664, Nov. 25; 3195, Dec. 23, 1922; 570, Feb. 3, 
1923. 

Window Displays: Page 2166, Oct. 28, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1256. Sept. 9; 1612. Sept. 30; 1747, Oct. 7; 1885, 
Oct. 14; 2021, Oct. 21; 2662, Nov. 25; 2786, Dec. 2. 1922. 



QUEEN OF THE MOULIN ROUGE. Produced by Pyramid Pictures, Inc. Dis- 
tributed by American Releasing Corp. Released Sept. 10, 1922. Star, Martha 
Mansfield. Director, Ray C. Smallwood. Length, 6,704 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodramatic romance set in foreign atmosphere, with under- 
world sequence part of early reels. Based on Paul M. Potter's play. French 
girl from provinces coming to Paris to learn dancing is saved from Apaches by 
a musical student. The two fall in love to the detriment of the youth's musical 
tuition. The boy's teacher conspires to kindle flame of genius in his pupil 
through suffering, the means being that of destroying temporarily his faith in 
his sweetheart, who has been persuaded to become a dancer in notorious Pari- 
sian resort. The result achieved, the teacher tells of the conspiracy and the 
lovers are united again. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 19, 1922, page 917. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1257, Sept. 9; 1746, Oct. 7; 2416. 2419. Nov. 11; 
2540, Nov. 18; 2789, Dec. 2; 3370, Dec. 30, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 2802-3, May 20; 464, July 29; 578, Aug. 5; 833, Aug. 19; 
1111, Sept. 2; 1433, Sept. 23; 3273. Dec. 30, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2421, Nov. 11; 2672, Nov. 25; 3044. Dec. 16, ifr22; 
317. Jan. 20. 1923. 

Prologues: Page 2287. Nov. 4. 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 2033, Oct. 21; 2795, Dec. 2. 1922. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 1746. Oct. 7; 2922. Dec. 9, 1922. 



QUICKSANDS. Produced by Howard Hawks. Distributed by American Releas- 
ing. Released Feb. 28, 1923. Featuring Helene Chadwick and Richard Dlx. 
Director. Jack Conway. Length, 6,541 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic melodrama. Deals with adventures of troops on the 
Mexican border In combatting ring of narcotic smugglers. Col. Patterson, In 
command, keeps a sharp lookout on Cantina, across the border, whlrh he 
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of customs service, unknown to him, and he suspects that she is a. niemher of 
the band. She is trapped at the Cantina and he goes to rescue, hat is impris- 
oned. At the last minute, permission comes from Washington and the troops 
ride to their rescue. 

References: Reviewed issue April 14, 1923, page 1812. 

Advertising: Page 1139, Mar. 10, 1923. 

QUINCY ADAMS SAWYER. Produced by Metro-SL Productions. Distributed 
by Metro. Released Dec. 4, 1922. With an all-star cast. Director, Clarencs 
G. Badger. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Rural comedy-drama. Based on the novel by Charles Felton 
Pidgin. Quincy Adams Sawyer, young Bostonian, goes to small New England 
town to protect widow from schemers trying to cheat her out of property. Dis- 
covers her lawyer is a crook and incurs his enmity. Village belle endeavors to 
win him. But the youth has a romance with a girl he had met in Boston, and 
who has since gone blind. Strout, the lawyer, starts trouble between Sawyer 
and the local blacksmith. Sawyer conquers his enemies and later rescues 
heroine from raft set adrift by villains. Excitement restores girl's sight. 
References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1922, page 2941. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2921-2, Dec. 9; 3368, 3370, Dec. 30, 1922; 65, 
Jan. 6; 312. Jan. 20; 443, Jan. 27; 562, Feb. 3; 685, 687, Feb. 10; 1039-41, Mar. 3; 
1163, Mar. 10; 1271. Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 136, 138, July 8; 1450-1, Sept. 23; eight-page insert, 
Dec. 9 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1052, Mar. 3; 1174, Mar. 10. 1923. 

Prologues: Pages 197. Jan. 13; 460, Jan. 27; 701, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 3044, Dec. 16, 1922; 454, Jan. 27; 568, Feb. 3; 935, Feb. 
24; 1045-6, 1052, Mar. 3; 1283, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 3207. Dec. 23; 3369, Dec. 30, 1922; 1040, Mar. 3, 
1*28. 

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RAGS TO RICHES. Produced by Harry Rapf. Distributed by Warner Bros. 
Released Oct. 7, 1922. Star, Wesley Barry. Director, Wallace Worsley. Length, 
7 reels. 

Synopsis: Human interest melodrama. Marmaduke Clarke, only child of the 
Blackwell-Clarkes, seeking adventure, falls into the hands of a band of 
thieves. Dumbell Is presumably a member. He escapes with the boy from 
the den when a reward is offered. The two proceed as tramps. Dumbell falls 
In love with the daughter of a distant farmer. The local purist committee 
objects to Mary and Dumbell being in their midst. The Clarkes arrive at the 
Collins farm and berate the detectives for allowing the boy to disappear. 
Dumbell surprises the assemblage by revealing himself as of the sercret service 
and delivering over the lawless band. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1922, page 1771. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1745, Oct. 7; 2020. 2023, Oct. 21; 2417-8. Nov. 11; 
2539. Nov. 18; 2658-9, Nov. 25; 2921, Dec. 9; 3051. Dec. 16; 3369, Dec. 30, 1922; 
64, 66, Jan. 6. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1580, 1589, Sept. 30; 1715-8. Oct. 7; 1841-3, Oct. 14; 
1954-7, Oct. 21; 2122-3, Oct. 28; 2298-9, Nov. 4; 2388-9, Nov. 11, 1922; 416-7, 
Jan. 27; 1242, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2927, Dec. 9, 1922; 827, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Prologue: Page 457, Jan. 27. 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2428. Nov. 11; 2925, 2927, Dec. 9: 3041, Dec. 16; 3196. 
Dec. 23 1922* 449-51 Jan. 27, 1923. 

Newspaper' Displays: Pagos 2659, 2661, Nov. 25; 2787, Dec. 2; 3368, Dec. 30. 
1922; 182. Jan. 13, 1923. 

REMEMBRANCE. Produced and distributed by Goldwyn. Released Oct. I, 
1922. With Claude Gilllngwater, Patsy Ruth Miller and Cullen Landls. Direc- 
tor, Rupert Hughes. Length, 5,644 feet. 

Synopsis: Drama of life as it is lived in many American homes. Written by 
Rupert Hughes. Self-sacrifice of fatherhood is theme of story. Like many 
other " Pops," John P. Grout has grown old and had almost walked into bank- 
ruptcy trying to keep his family in style and his sons out of scrapes. One day 
he became seriously ill and in his delirium calls on God to save him so that he 
can work and keep his children out of the poorhouse. When Dad is on the 
verge of death the family seek the great light. The doctor pulls him through, 
but the near passing of ** Pop " has been the cause of a complete reform of 
•vary member of the family. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 9, 1922, page 1296. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1885, 1888, Oct. 14; 2020-23, Oct. 21; 2158, Oct. 
21; 2277-8, Nov. 4; 2419, Nov. 11; 2538, 2540, Nov. 18; 2660, Nov. 25, 1922; 
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Advertising: Pages 586-7, Aug. 5; 937. Aug. 26; 10S5-6, Sept. 2; 1204-5, Sept. 
9; 1310-11. Sept. 16; 1430-1, Sept. 23; 1548, Sept. 30; 1684-5, Oct. 7; 1849, Oct. 
14; 1948. Oct. 21; 2307, Nov. 4, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2428, Nov. 11; 2934, Dec. 9; 3200, Dec. 23. 1922. 

Prologue: Page 701, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2167, Oct. 28; 2283, 2286, Nov. 4; 2422-3, 2425-7, 2429-30, 
Nov. 11; 2545, Nov. 18; 2664-6, 2669, Nov. 25; 2794-5, Dec. 2; 2932-3, Dec. 9; 
3042, Dec. 16; 3201-2, Dec. 23, 1922; 69, 72, Jan. 6: 198, 200-1, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2165, Oct. 28; 2429, Nov. 11; 2543, Nov. 18; 3038. 
Dec. 16; 3201, Dec. 23, 1922; 69, Jan. 6, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2276, Nov. 4; 2420, Nov. 11; 2787, Dec. 2, 1922. 

RICH MEN'S WIVES. Produced by Preferred Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Al 
Lichtman Corp. Released Sept. 15. 1922. With House Peters, Claire Windsor 
and special cast. Director, Louis Gasnier. Length, 7,040 feet. 

Synopsis: Society drama. Gay Davenport, daughter of wealthy, but neglect- 
ful parents, weds Millionaire John Masters. Their child, Jackie, because ol 
social and business affairs, is neglected. Piqued by jealousy of his business, 
(iay flirts outrageously, but innocently, with Juan ( a mil Id. The husband sees 
them in an apparently compromising situation and repulses his wife. She is 
turned out and the child neglected as the husband takes to drink. Gay later 
rescues the child from a wild frivol in which a flapper is implicated, and thus 
proves her worth to her husband as a real wife and mother. 

References: Reviewed issue, Sept. 2, 1922, page 1164. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1008. Aug. 26; 1135, Sept. 2; 1372, Sept. 16; 1485, 
1487. Sept. 23; 1609. 1611, Sept. 30; 1747-8, Oct. 7; 1887-8. Oct. 14; 2023. Oct. 
21; 2419, Nov. 11; 2538, 2540, Nov. 18; 2787, Dec. 2; 2921, Dec. 9; 3050, Dec. 16, 

1922. 

Advertising: Pages 3014, June 3; 3113, June 10; 3210, June 17; 3298, June 24; 
146. July 8; 224, July 15; 484, July 29; 821-8, Aug. 19; 941, Aug. 26; 1096, 
Sept. 2; 1220-1, Sept. 9; 3157, Dec. 23, 1922; three-page insert, Jan. 20; 997, 
Mar. 3; 1123, Mar. 10; 1226, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2543, Nov. 18, 1922; 700, Feb. 10; 1045, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Prologue: Page 70, Jan. 6, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2172, Oct. 28; 3197, Dec. 23, 1922; 195, Jan. 13; 700 
Feb. 10; 827, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1137, Sept. 2; 1747-8, Oct. 7; 2158, Oct. 28; 2538, 
Nov. 18: 2920. Dec. 9. 1922. 

RIDERS OF THE LAW. Produced and distributed by Sunset Productions. Re- 
leased Dec. 15. 1922. Star, Jack Hoxie. Director, Robert North Bradbury. 
Length, 4,721 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama of the Northwest. The story deals, as its name implies, 
with the rigid law of the Northwest and with Jack Meadows' efforts to set 
free the girl's father, who is the sheriff. The man has been wounded by out- 
laws and found in a dying state by Jack and his pal. The two set out to bring 
the criminals to justice. The girl at first misjudges Jack and believes him 
responsible for her father's disappearance. When he proves the respected 
deputy is in reality the leader of a band of liquor smugglers and captures the 
culprits, she changes her mind. Jack's identity as a government ranger is 
established. 

References: Advertising: Pages 2998, Dec. 16; 3315, Dec. 30, 1922. 

RIDERS OF THE RANGE. Produced by Art-O-Graf Film Co. Distributed by 
Truart Film Corp. Released Feb. 15, 1923. Star, Edmund Cobb. Director, 
Otis B. Thayer. Length, 4,800 feet. 

Synopsis : Western melodrama based on the novel by Courtney Riley Cooper. 
Martin Lethbridge, young ranch owner, is president of the Cattlemen's Asso- 
ciation. Members of this organization daily report that large numbers of their 
cattle are being killed. They suspect their rivals, the sheep raisers. Gregg 
Randall, head of the sheep raisers, also receives daily reports of stolen and 
killed cattle. Lethbridge is suspected. Lethbridge and Dolly Randall meet 
and it is love at first sight. Conflict between the groups is introduced. At last 
Vanler, a rival of Lethbridge's is unmasked as the guilty party. The hero 
leads Dolly to the altar. 

KHUN' WILD. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Nov. 20> 1922. 
Star. Edward " Hoot " Gibson. Director, Nat Ross. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama carrying a character study. Quaker youth, 
living in the West, dresses like a cowboy and attempts to act like one, but the 
pacifist tendencies of his faith hold him in restraint. He does not mix in the 
fights and is branded as a coward. When his father Is arrested on a trumped- 
up charge of murder the boy forgets his peaceful inclination and whoops it up 
like a real westerner. He captures the real murderer and wins the sheriff's 
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References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1922, page 2680. 
First Run Showings: Pages 65, Jan. 6; 184, Jan. 16; 562, Feb. 3, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 1570-1, Sept. 30; 1953, Oct. 21; 2109, Oct. 28; 2504, 
Nov. 18, 1922. 

ROMANCE LAND. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released Feb. 11. 1923. 
Star, Tom Mix. Director, Edward Sedgwick. Length, 3,9 75 feet. 

Synopsis: Burlesque of a western, with the plot swinging into melodramatic 
action, which includes a rodeo show and a chase or two. Features a romantic 
cowboy who dreams of rescuing damsels in distress. He finally rescues one 
from a runaway — the girl being the daughter of a wealthy rancher, who is. 
trying to force her into marriage with the foreman. He agrees, however, to 
give his consent to the winner of the rodeo. The cowboy wins and rescues the 
girl after she has been kidnapped.. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 24, 1923, page 941. 

First Run Showings: Pages 685, Feb. 10; 1164, March 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Insert, July 8; 324, July 22, 1922; 648, Feb. 10, 1923. 

.Newspaper Displays: Page 1039, March 3, 1923. 

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SALOME. Produced by Nazimova Productions. Distributed by Allied Prod. & 
Dist. Corp. Released Feb. 15, 1923. Star, Nazimova. Director, Charles Bryant. 
Length, 5.595 feet. 

Synopsis: Adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play of the same name. Tragedy of 
Biblical figures which treats of Salome's mad whim for Jokaanan's head after 
she has been repulsed by him. Her mother, Herodias, agrees with her, but 
King Herod, tries in vain to make her withdraw her request. She consents to 
dance for him if he grants her favor. His passion for her overcomes his 
scruples in sparing Jokaanan. Salome had sworn to kiss Jokaanan's lips. 
Since he had spurned her in life, thus would she gratify her revenge by kissing 
the lips in death. At the sight of Salome with Jokaanan's head on a charger, 
Herod, overcome with repugnance, orders his soldiers to slay her. 

References: Reviewed issue July 29, 1922, page 557. 

First Run Showings: Pages 184, Jan. 13; 309. Jan. 20; 440, Jan. 27; 559-60, 
Feb. 3; 1039, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 761, Feb. 17; 883, Feb. 24; 1006, Mar. 3; 1109, Mar. 10; 
1224 Mar 17 1923 

Exploitation: Pages 462, Jan. 27; 1281, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 560, Feb. 3, 1923. 





SCANDALOUS TONGUES. Distributed by Playgoers Pictures. Released Oct. 22. 
1922. Star, Enid Bennett, with Fred Niblo. Director, Victor Schertzinger. 
Length. 4,232 feet. 

Synopsis: Small-town drama of deep heart appeal. Tells of a bar-room 
slavey and village outcast who blossoms into the town's pride and joy. The 
village goes " dry " and Jim Bradley is forced out of town and into the boot- 
legging business. Jim's daughter, Nell, has grown up to hate all church folks, 
but when the new minister happens to come upon their new roadhouse and is 
given some real hootch for lemonade, there is an hour's heart-to-heart talk 
and Nell is made to see things in a different light. Nell is given an education. 
She marrie9 the minister. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1922, page 1895. 

Advertising: Pages 2124-5, Oct. 28; 2996, Dec. 16, 1922. 



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SCARLET CAR, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Jan. 
15, 1923. Star, Herbert Rawlinson. Director. Stuart Paton. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic adventure drama. Richard Harding Davis' story or 
small-town politics. Hero is in love with girl engaged to reform candidate 
whom hero's father is backing. Candidate has wronged father's secretary. He 
plans to double-cross the father by favoring rival traction line after his elec- 
tion as mayor. Hero learns of this and, with help of pugilist, in love with 
secretary, exposes candidate and wins girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 20, 1923, page 338. 

First Run Showings: Pages 443, Jan. 27; C87. Feb. 10; 818, Feb. 17, 1928. 
Advertising: Pages 2734-5, Dec. 2. 1922. 

SECOND FIDDLE. Produced by Film Guild Productions. Distributed by 
Hodkinson. Released Jan. 7, 1923. Star, Glenn Hunter, with Mary Astor. 
Director, Frank Tuttle. Length, 5,810 feet. 

Synopsis: Character study blended with melodrama, carrying adventure and 
romance. Story is laid in little New England town. Herb, a college youth, 
is lionized by Jim, his younger brother, who plays " second fiddle " to him. 
Jim, with an empty revolver, holds off a desperate character who has just 
murdered his daughter. Herb steals his thunder by assuming the pose of 
hero. He makes Jim appear a coward, and for a time it looks as if he will 
lose the love of his sweetheart. After a terrific fight with the murderer, who 
has escaped, Jim proves himself the better man. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 20, 1923, page 338. 

First Run Showings: Page 1272, March 17. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 414-5, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1168, March 10. 1923. 

SECRET OF THE PUEBLO, THE. Produced and distributed by William 
Steiner Prod. Released Feb. 15, 1923. Star and Director, Neal Hart. Length, 
5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama. Scenes are laid in Arizona. Story deals witli 
the mystic and weird cliff-dwelling Pueblo Indians. Bob Benson, a young 
knight of the plains, locates the secret entrance to the Indians' memorial altar 
room, where the heroine is held captive. He rescues her from the hands of the 
Pueblos. Action of picture embraces hard-riding cowboys, fights and escapes, 
with a romance running throughout. 

References: Advertising: Page 156, Jan. 13, 1923. 

SECRETS OF PARIS. Produced by Whitman Bennett. Distributed by Masto- 
don Films, Inc. Released Oct. 1, 1922. Featuring Lew Cody and Gladys 
Hulette. Director, Kenneth Webb. Length, 6,481 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic melodrama from the novel, "Mysteries of Paris," by 
Eugene Sue. Mayflower is a waif of nnknown origin, whose only friend is 
Francois, also a waif of Paris. Their only home is the Rat Hole, situated in 
the darkest criminal corner of Paris. Mayflower is left in the care of the 
Schoolmaster, at once a respected notary and leader of the worst element in 
Paris. King Rudolph, travelling incognito in search of his former sweet- 
heart, in his quest learns the identity of Mayflower and rescues her. The big 
scene is in the cistern gradually filling with water to overcome the King 
and Mayflower. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1922. page 2177. 

First Run Showings: Pages 185, Jan. 13; 309, Jan. 20; 1270. 1272. March 17. 
1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1546-7, Sept. 30; 2640. Nov. 25. 1922; 152-3, Jan. 13; 
244-5, Jan. 20; 894-5. Jan. 27, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 441, Jan. 27, 1923. 

SHADOWS. Produced by Preferred Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Al Llchtman 
Corp. Released Nov. 10, 1922. Star, Lon Chaney. Director, Tom Forman. 
Length, 7.136 feet. 

Synopsis: Human interest drama. From the novel, " Chlng, Chlng, China- 
man," by Wilbur Daniel Steele. A fisherman and aged Chinaman are appar- 
ently the only survivors of a storm-wrecked fishing fleet off the New England 
coast. Sympathy Gibbs, widow of Dan Gibbs, in time marries the new 
minister and a child is born. At the height of his happiness Rev. Maiden 
receives a note advising him Dan Gibb is still alive, but his presence will 
not be known if $500 is left at a designated spot. The Chinese phllosopher- 
laundryman, desperately 111, forces confessions from tbe guilty principals In 
the drama. 

References: Reviewed Issue Nov. 11, 1922, page 2432. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2787. Dec 2; 2920, Dec. 9; 3050-2 Dec 1«- 
3208, Dec. 23. 1922; 64-5, Jan. 6; 309, Jan. 20; 441, Jan. 27; 669 561-2 Feb !• 
688. Feb. 10; 1039. 1041. March 3. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 3015, June 3; 828, August 19; 1590-1 Sept 30- 1722-3 
Oct. 7; 1829-30. Oct. 14; 2118-9, Oct. 28; 2234-6, Nov 4;' 2372-3. Nov. 11; 



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2514-5, Nov. 18; 2621. Nov. 25; 2730, Dec. 2; 2889, Dec. 9; 3004-5, Dec. 16; 
3156, Dec. 23; 3290, Dec. 30. 1922; three-page insert, Jan. 20; 997, March 3; 
1123, March 10; 1226, March 17, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Page 446, Jan. 27, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 189, Jan. 13; 447, 450, Jan. 27; 1051, March 3, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Pages 3209, Dec. 23; 3370, Dec. 30, 1922. 

SHERIFF OF SUN DOG, THE. Produced by Ben Wilson Productions. Distrib- 
uted by Arrow Film Corp. Released Dec. 5, 1922. Star, William Fairbanks. 
Director, Ben Wilson. Length, 4,949 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama, dealing with fearless sheriff who loves the 
daughter of an impoverished rancher. The minion of the law has a rival and 
the latter, in collusion with the unscrupulous man who holds the mortgage on 
the old man's ranch, attempts to make things hot for the sheriff, who is cap- 
tured and imprisoned for the murder of the girl's father. However, he escapes, 
rescues the girl and conquers his enemies. 

References: Advertising: Page 1828, Oct. 14, 1922. 

SHERLOCK HOLMES. Produced by F. J. Godsol. Distributed by Goldwyn. 
Released Oct. 29, 1922. Star, John Barrymore. Director, Albert Parker. 
Length, 8,233 feet. 

Synopsis: Mystery melodrama of London's underworld. Adaptation of play 
by William Gillette, founded on stories by Conan Doyle. The shadow of a 
criminal ring penetrates Cambridge and Sherlock Holmes, studying medicine 
there, encounters the sinister influence of Prof. Moriarity, London's most 
notorious crook. He is called upon to recover some letters written by a Euro- 
pean prince to Rose Faulkner, who had ended her life. The letters are in the 
possession of Alice, the girl's sister, and represent blackmail money to Moriar- 
ity, who plans to get them. He is frustrated by Holmes in a series of thrilling 
adventures and finally convicted. Holmes loses his heart to Alice. 

References: Reviewed issue May 20, 1922, page 2880. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2833, May 20; 44, July 1; 1747, Oct. 7; 1885. 
Oct. 14; 2021, Oct. 21; 2155-6, Oct. 28; 2278, Nov. 4; 2419, Nov. 11; 2538-40, 
2542, Nov. 18; 2658-60, Nov. 25; 2788-9, Dec. 2; 2920, Dec. 9; 3050, 3052, Dec. 16; 
3209. Dec. 23, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 830-1, Aug. 19; 937, Aug. 26; 1085-6, Sept. 2; 1449, Sept. 
30: 1949. Oct. 21; 2106-7, Oct. 28; 2220, Nov. 4; 2844, Dec. 9; 2981, Dec. 16. 1922. 
Lobby Displays: Pages 314, 317, Jan. 20; 1173, Mar. 10, 1923. 
Prologues: Page 2926, Dec. 9, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 2427, Nov. 11; 2794, 2796, Dec. 2; 3043, Dec. 16; 3195, 
3198, 3200-1, Dec. 23, 1922; 196, Jan. 13; 316, Jan. 20; 452, Jan. 27; 565, 569-70, 
Feb. 3: 827. Feb. 17, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2671, Nov. 25; 2929, Dec. 9; 3195, Dec. 23, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2657, Nov. 25; 2788, Dec. 2, 1922. 

SHIRLEY OF THE CIRCUS. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corpora- 
tion. Released Nov. 12, 1922. Star, Shirley Mason. Director, Rowland V. Lee. 
Length, 4,668 feet. 

Synopsis: Circus story containing adventure, romance and melodrama. Circus 
girl arouses admiration of an American artist while traveling through France, 
and he sends her to school. She is loath to leave the boy acrobat, though 
having no respect or love for her guardian, the strong man. She escapes from 
school to be rid of him and finds her way to the artist's home in America. 
When she discovers that his fiancee does not want her around, she returns to 
her old associates, where she finds ultimate happiness with her vouthful sweet- 
heart. 

References: Revipwod issue Nov. 25, 1922. page 2687. 
First Run Showings: Page 697, Feb. 10. 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 2232-3, Nov. 4, 1922. 

SIGN OF THE ROSE, THE. Produced by Harry Garson. Distributed by Ameri- 
can Releasing Corp. Released Sept. 3, 1922. Star, George Beban. Director 
Harry Garson. Length. 6,080 feet. 

Synopsis: Human interest drama of paternal love of Italian for child. Adap- 
tation of vaudeville sketch in which star appeared. Heart touches throughout. 
Treats of an Italian who is happy with his little girl. He has brought a Christ- 
mas tree to a wealthy home, and the scapegrace relative conceives the das- 
tardly plan of kidnapping his niece and making it appear that the Italian is 
guilty. The latter goes out to buy toys for his child and returns to find her 
dead, the victim of an auto accident. He goes to buy a rose and is accused 
of being the kidnapper. After a series of explanations his freedom Is assured 
as well as his complete happiness. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 5, 1922, page 659. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1486, Sept. 23; 1887, Oct. 14: 2022 Oct 21- 5><Uft 
Nov. 18. 1922; 443, Jan. 27. 1923. ' ' ^ 0,u ' 

Advertising: Pages 463, July 29; 578, Aug. 5; 833-5, Aug. 19- 1233 Sent <» • 
3273, Dec. 30. 1922; 390. Jan. 27. 1923. * p ' * • 

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SIN FLOOD, THE. Produced and distributed by Goldwyn. Released Nov. 12. 
1922. With Helene Chadwick. Richard Dix and James Kirkwood. Director, 
Frank Lloyd. Length, 5,105 feet. 

Synopsis: Human interest drama. Adapted from " Syndafloden," by Hen- 
ningr Berger, a Swedish dramatist. Depicts the changes in the characters of 
ten men and one woman, who are trapped in a fashionable cafe by a flood in a 
Mississippi River town. Under the stress of facing almost certain death, they 
confess their secret sins and freely pardon their bitterest enemies. They join 
hands, forming a circle of brothers in love. Choosing a death by drowning 
rather than that of suffocation, they open the door and find the flood has sub- 
sided. They revert to type, except the young broker and chorus girl, who profit 
by the lesson learned. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 21, 1922, page 643. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2158, Oct. 28; 2416-7, Nov. 11; 2540, Nov. 18; 
2659-60, Nov. 25; 3051, Dec. 16; 3208-9, Dec. 23; 3375. Dec. 30, 1922; 187, Jan. 
13; 312, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 155, July 2; 531, July 23; 3006-7. Dec. 10; 12-13, Dec. 24. 
1921; 348-9, Jan. 7; 822-3, Feb. 4; 937, Aug. 26; 1085, 1087, Sept. 2; 210" 
Oct. 28; 2221, Nov. 4; 2366-7, Nov. 11; 2680, Dec. 16, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 199-200, Jan. 13; 313, 318, Jan. 20; 453, Jan. 27; 82S. 
Feb. 17, 1923. 

' Prologue: Page 857. Feb. 4, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 974, Feb. 11; 2543, Nov. 18; 2931, Dec. 9, 1922; 72, Jan 
6; 188, 196, Jan. 13; 823. Feb. 17, 1923. 

Window Displays: Page 319, Jan. 20, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 2657, Nov. 25, 1922. 

SINGED WINGS. Produced by Penrhyn Stanlaws. Distributed by Paramount 
Released Dec. 18, 1922. With Bebe Daniels and Conrad Nagel. Director, Pen- 
rhyn Stanlaws. Length, 7,788 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama carrying a note of tragedy. Fantastic plot. In- 
troductory reels are filled with allegorical shots. Spanish girl has unhappy 
dream which she believes will come true. The senorita dances in a cafe to 
support her aged grandfather. Wealthy visitor, charmed by her, is determined 
to win her at all costs. She entertains his advances which causes her lover to 
become jealous. The wealthy man's wife learns the senorita's dance so that 
she may win back her husband's love. A half-crazed clown kills her, thinking 
she is the Spanish girl with whom he is infatuated*. Hero saves the girl from 
the clown, who kills himself. Senorita and her lover find happiness. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1922. page 2942. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2919, 2921. Dec. 9; 3051, Dec. 16; 3369-70, 337",, 
Dec. 30, 1922; 65, Jan. 6; 185-6, Jan. 13: 310, Jan. 20; 931, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2775. May 20; 2905, May 27; 5, July 1; page insert, 
Nov. 18; 2592. Nov. 25; 2721. Dec. 2, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 698-9, Feb. 10; 828, Feb. 17; 1047. 1051, Mar. 3; 1170, 
Mar. 10. 1923. 

Exploitation: Page 564, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 1039, Mar. 3, 1923. 

SIREN CALL, THE. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by Para- 
mount. Released Sept. 17, 1922. With Dorothy Dalton. supported by David 
Powell and Mitchell Lewis. Director. Irvin Willat. Length, 5,471 feet. 

Synopsis: Northwest melodrama centering around characters who frequented 
the pleasure palaces in the early days of the Alaskan gold rush. Trapper finds 
a baby in the frozen north and takes it to dance hall girl as a bribe to win a 
kiss. The girl is the wife of a gambler, but she adopts the child and sells her 
kisses to provide a bank account for the infant. The reform element burn the 
saloon and the girl and her husband open a store. Worthless husband trades 
the store and his wife to the trapper for his winter catch of furs. In an 
encounter the wife kills the trapner. Prospector starts in pursuit of husband, 
who is killed by wolves. His death clears way for happiness of the young 
couple. 

References: Reviewed Issue Sept. 30. 1922. page 1621. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1 258. Sept. 9: 1371. Sent. 16; 1485. 1487. Sept. 23: 
1611, Sept. 30; 1885, Oct. 14; 2156, Oct. 28; 2658, Nov. 25, 1922; 562. Feb. 3. 
1923 

Advertising: Pages 1790, Mar. 25; 2757, May 2n : 2906, May 27; 5. July 1; 
221. July 15; 669. Auk. 12. 1922. 

Newspaper Displays. Page 1258. Sept. 9. 1922. 

MISTER AGAINST SISTER. Produced by Unity Pictures, Tnr Distributed by 
l.ee-Bradford fnrp. Released Jan., 1923 Star. Marie Doro. Director. Herbert 
Brenon. Length. 4.540 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodramatic love story. Poverty stricken orphans are found by 
leader of a gang of petty thieves, who wishes to use them In hi* undertakings 
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widower, who recognizes the situation and adopts her, and in after years she 
is loved by his son. A plot to blackmail the rich man and the foster daugh- 
ter's attempt to save him brings her face to face with the sister from whom 
she has been separated, and who is in love with the leader of the gang. 

References: Advertising: Page 3273, Dec. 30. 1922. 





SKIN DEEP. Produced by Thomas H. Ince. Distributed by Associated First 
National. Released Sept., 1922. Featuring Milton Sills, Florence Vidor and 
Marcia Manon. Director, Lambert Hillyer. Length, 6,303 feet. 

Synopsis: Crook melodrama. Deals with complete change in identity of ring- 
leader of crooks. Transformation is effected by plastic surgery following 
injury of the crook in airplane accident while he is trying to escape from jail. 
His wife and another crook had " railroaded " him into prison. Returning to 
his old haunts he learns how his wife and her friends are planning to double- 
cross him, and also of a plot to steal a disabled soldier fund. He aids the dis- 
trict attorney in cleaning up the political crooks and weds the daughter of the 
doctor who " brought him back." 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 30, 1922, page 1622. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1746, 1748, Oct. 7; 1885-6, Oct. 14; 2157-8, Oct. 
28; 2275, Nov. 4; 2417-8, Nov. 11; 2659, Nov. 25; 2787, Dec. 2; 2921, Dec. 9; 3375, 
Dec. 30, 1922; 310, Jan. 20; 560, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 978, Aug. 26; 1727-30, Oct. 7; 2050, Oct. 21; 2136, Oct. 28; 
2258-9, Nov. 4; 3016, Dec. 16. 1922; 40, Jan. 6, 1923. 

Prologue: Page 1044, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2161-2. 2167, 2171, Oct. 28; 2288, Nov. 4; 2425, 2427, 
Nov. 11; 2547, Nov. 18; 2665, Nov. 25; 2934, Dec. 9; 3039. Dec. 16; 3197, Dec. 23, 
1922; 72, Jan. 6; 200, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2028, Oct. 21, 1922; 201. .Ian. 13. 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2276, Nov. 4; 2657, Nov. 25, 1922. 



SLIM SHOULDERS. Produced by Tilford Cinema Studios. Distributed by Hod- 
kinson. Released Sept. 24, 1922. Star, Irene Castle. Director, Alan Crosland. 
Length, 6.783 feet. 

Synopsis: Society melodrama. Society girl agrees to marry a rich money 
lender upon condition that her father will not be sent to prison for forgery. 
On the eve of the wedding the promoter is killed in an accident and his 
nephew inherits the estate. Later a crook attempts to steal the girl's jewels, 
but she persuades him that she also belongs to the light-fingered gentry. 
Forming a friendship with him, she gets him to rob the nephew's safe and 
steal the papers incriminating her father. The youth captures her and tries 
to reform her. Eventually he learns the truth and happiness arrives for all 
concerned. 

References: Reviewed issue July 8, 1922, page 199. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1260. Sept. 9; 1369, 1372, Sept. 16-1609 Sept 30' 
1746, Oct. 7; 1888, Oct. 14; 2538-9, Nov. 18: 2788-9, Dec. 2; 3049 Dec' 16 192"-' 
315. Jan. 20; 562, Feb. 3; 931, Feb. 24, 1923. ' 

Advertising: Pages 988-9, Aug. 26; 1337, Sept. 16; 1553 Sept 30- 1966 
Oct. 21; 2104, Oct. 28, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Page 2670. Nov. 25, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 2422, Nov. 11; 2670, Nov. 25, 1922. 

"Window Displays: Page 2665, Nov. 25, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1609, 1611, Sept. 30. 1922. 



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SNOWSHOE TRAIL, THE. Produced by Chester Bennett Productions. Distrib- 
uted by Film Booking Offices of America, Inc. Released Sept. 17, 1922. Star, 
Jane Novak. Director, Chester Bennett. Length, 5.382 feet. 

Synopsis: Northwest melodrama. Romance and humor are also present. 
Adapted from the novel by Edison Marshall. Soc iety girl goes into far North- 
west to search for her fiance, accompanied by her guardian as a guide, ine 
guardian deserts with the horses, leaving them in a cabin with insufficient sup- 
lies. They locate her liance, now a squaw man. His true nature is revealed 
and she realizes her love for the guide. Rescue of heroine from waterfalls and 
a fight between the hero and a bear among the highlights. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 23. 1922, page 1499. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2419, Nov. 11; 3050, Dec. 16, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 728, 740, Aug. 12; 1235, Sept. 9; 1454-5, Sept. 23, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 2021, Oct. 21, 1922. 

SOLOMON IN SOCIETY. Produced by Cardinal Pictures Corp. Distributed by 
American Releasing Corp. Released Jan. 28, 1923. Star, William H. Strauss. 
Director, Lawrence C. Windom. Length, 5,600 feet. 

Synopsis: Drama based upon climbing-into-society idea — with characters 
from East Side of New York. Triangle situation is involved in plot, as well as 
juvenile love interest. Treats of the rise of a Jewish family. Poor dress de- 
signer has ambitions to own store on Fifth Avenue. He helps a girl in distress 
and she helps him when she achieves fame. The wife, however, cannot stand 
prosperity and loses her head over temperamental pianist. Eventually she 
learns that her love is bound up with her husband. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 13, 1923, page 230. 

Advertising: Pages 470, July 29; 578, Aug. 5; 3273, Dec. 30, 1922. 

SON OF THE DESERT, A. Produced by F. W. Kraemer. Distributed by Amer- 
ican Releasing Corp. Released Feb. 11, 1923. Featuring Marin Sais and Wm. 
Merrill McCormick. Director, Wm. Merrill McCormick. Length, 4,144 feet. 

Synopsis: Oriental drama. Concerns Helen Dobson, an art student traveling 
with her father in Arabia, where she meets Steve Kinard, a Texan cowboy 
employed by a syndicate to purchase horses. She wishes to paint the portrait 
of a shiek, but the Arab explains that the custom of his country does not per- 
mit it. If she will come to his camp, however, the shiek will show her treas- 
ures to satisfy her interest In the picturesque. Against the advice of her 
father and Steve, she decides to accept the shiek's hospitality. The shiek tries 
to hold her against her will. She is finally rescued by Steve and her father 
after several adventures. 

References: Advertising: Page 3273, Dec. 30, 1922. 

SO THIS IS ARIZONA. Produced and distributed by W. M. Smith Productions. 
Released Dec. 1. 1922. Featuring Franklyn Farnum, Al Hart. Francis Ford 
and Shorty Hamilton. Director, Francis Ford. Length, 5,826 feet. 

Synopsis: Western comedy-drama. Returning from France, after the big 
doings over there, Norman Russell is seeking rest and quiet, where he may 
recuperate. He happens upon a little town in Arizona, and subsequent devel- 
opments, one of which is blonde and blue-eyed, and answers to the name of 
Pȣgy, convinces him that, beside Arizona, France was a quiet and peaceful 
place. He is mistaken for a crook and is framed by some rogues on a murder 
charge. Peggy gathers evidence of his innocence and comes to his rescue. 
The two real culprits are caught. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 19, 1922, page 918. 

Advertising: Pages 184, Dec. 31, 1921; 2806, May 20, 1922. 

SPAWN OF THE DESERT. Produced by Ben Wilson Productions. Distributed 
by Arrow Film Corp. Released Jan. 10, 1923. Star, William Fairbanks. Direc- 
tor, Ben Wilson. Length, 6,038 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama of the gold-rush clays dealing with the adven- 
tures of a desert guide who strikes up a friendship with a man who wears a 
long white beard. The latter has been searching for the slayer of his wife and 
despoiler of his home. The two men make for the hills, with the villains in 
hot pursuit, (he ringleader of whom is the murderer. A battle ensues In which 
the desert guide is the winner. With the death of the villain the youth takes 
the old man's daughter from the town. 



SPIDER AND THE ROSE, THE. Produced by B. F. Zeldman. Distributed by 
Principal Pictures Corp. Released Feb. 15. 1923. Featuring Gaston Glass. 
Alice Lake. Louise Fazenda and Robert McKlm. Director, Jack McDermott 
Length, 6,200 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic melodrama of early California. Son of Governor of Call 
fornla. In early days. Joins revolutionists to oust scheming secretary who de- 
c-elves Governor and oppresses people. Ills sweetheart, thluklnr to save him 
Inadvertently betrays him to authorities, and revolutionists are imprisoned 
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the escape of his comrades and in a thrilling finish ousts secretary, who has 
usurped governorship, and returns his father to office, winning the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1923. papp ir,7l. 

STORM, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Sept. 4, 1922. 
With House Peters, Virginia Valli, Matt Moore and Josef Swickard. Director, 
Reginald Barker. Length. 8 reels. 

Synopsis: Northwest melodrama adapted from stage play by Langdon 
McCormick. Canadian woods locale; backgrounds of forest, gorges, rivers, 
snow, ice and fire. Woodsman shows gratitude to Easterner for saving bank- 
roll from confidence men and invites him to spend the winter in the woods. 
A girl is placed in the trappers' care and during the snowbound months they 
fall In love with her — the woodman's love being of an ideal quality, the 
other's a feeling of little consequence. Finally when the woodsman saves 
his companions . from a huge forest fire, the weakling appreciates the other's 
fine manliness. The girl remains in the woods with him. 

References: Reviewed issue July 1, 1922, page 74. 

First Run Showings: Pages 44, July 1; 258, July 15; 611, July 29; 715-6, 
Aug. 12; 873. Aug. 19; 1138, Sept. 2; 1259-60, Sept. 9; 1370-2, Sept. 16; 1484-5, 
1487, Sept. 23; 1610-11, Sept. 30; 1747, Oct. 7; 2022, Oct. 21; 2156, Oct. 28; 
2419, Nov. 11; 2659, Nov. 25; 2787, Dec. 2, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 806, Feb. 4; 2907, May 27; 3000-1, June 3; 3099, June 10; 
3198, June 17; 3291, June 24; 8-10. July 1; 118-9. July 8; 228-9, July 16; 376. 
July 22; 449, July 29; 674, Aug. 5; 678, Aug. 12; 816. Aug. 19; 932, Aug. 26; 
1080, Sept. 2; 1202, Sept. 9; 1217, Sept. 16; 1426-7, Sept. 23; 1568, Sept. 20; 
1689, Oct. 7; 1814, Oct. 14; 1950, Oct. 21; 2110, Oct. 28; 2240, Nov. 4; 2614. 
Nov. 25; 2151, Dec. 23, 1922; 137, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 1144, Sept. 2; 1490, Sept. 23; 2024, 2027, Oct. 21; 
2159, 2170, Oct. 28; 2545, Nov. 18; 2925, Dec. 9, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 878. 882, Aug. 19; 1142, 1144, Sept. 2; 1263. Sept. 9; 
1376, 1379, Sept. 16; 1491-2, Sept. 23; 1619, Sept. 30; 1751. 1753, 1762, Oct. 7; 
1887. Oct. 14; 2025-6. 2032, Oct. 21; 2164. 2171-2, Oct. 28; 2287-8, Nov. 4; 
2669. Nov. 25; 2792, 2794, Dec. 2; 2930, Dec. 9; 3040, 3042. Dec. 16; 3195. 3199. 
3201, Dec. 23, 1922; 451, Jan. 27. 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2167, Oct. 28; 2547, Nov. 18, 1922; 315, Jan. 20; 
565, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 610, July 29; 621, Aug. 5; 1019, Aug. 26; 1370. 
Sept. 16; 1612, Sept. 30; 2157, Oct. 28, 1922. 



STORM GIRL, THE. Produced by New Era Productions. Distributed by 
Anchor Film Distributors. Released Nov. 1, 1922. Star, Peggy O'Day. Direc- 
tor. Francis Ford. Length, 5,090 feet. 

Synopsis: Heart interest drama which revolves around a scrub girl who, 
because of her talent for singing, joins a burlesque troupe. Success comes 
quickly. She falls in love with a certain doctor on a stormy night, and, owing 
to the machinations of disappointed suitor, she half believes him. When, 
she learns the true situation she is repentant and finds ultimate happiness 
with the physician. 

References: Advertising: Page 143, July 8, 1922. ✓ 



STORMSWEPT. Produced by Robert Thornby Productions. Distributed by 
Film Booking Offices. Released Feb. 18, 1923. Starring Wallace and Noah 
Beery. Director, Robert T. Thornby. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Drama of the sea. Marital infidelity basis of the plot, which treats 
of romance and melodrama. Despondent husband attempts suicide when wife 
leaves him. Is saved by a ship captain, who thus shows his gratitude for 
having his life saved during one of his shore leaves. The skipper takes his 
friend to the lightship, and, after a storm at sea, the latter discovers his wife, 
who has been rescued. He controls his temper, and, after her departure, he 
finds consolation and happiness with a girl on the supply boat. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 24, 1923, page 942. 

Advertising: Pages 728, 737, Aug. 12, 1922; 515. Feb. 3; 781, Feb. 17; 1137 
March 10, 1923. 

STRANGER OF THE HILLS, THE. Produced by Farra Feature Prod. Distrib- 
uted by Anchor Film Distributors. Released Nov. 1, 1922. With Charles 
Farra. Ethel Ritchie and Edward Coxen. Director, Bruce Mitchell. Length 
3,930 feet. ' 

Synopsis: Western drama of the great outdoors, which features a girl falling 
In love with The Stranger, who is accused by a rival of being " The Killer," 
upon whom there is a heavy price for his capture, dead or alive. The Sheriff 
arrests The Stranger, but his release is effected by the girl. Eventually the 
rival proves to be " The Killer " and The Stranger is identified as a Captain 
of the Rangers. He finds romance and happiness with the girl. 

References: Advertising: Page 142, July 8, 1922. 



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STRANGERS' BANQUET, THE. Produced by Marshall Neilan. Distributed by 
Goldwyn. Released Dec. 31, 1922. With an All-Star Cast. Director, Marshall 
Neilan. Length, 6,842 feet. 

Synopsis: Adaptation of Dunn Byrne's novel. Capital versus labor idea 
involving melodrama, romance and intrigue. Story of Deritta Keogh, her 
struggle to manage the great shipyard left by her father. He had warned her 
against admitting strangers to the banquet of his inheritance. Her brother 
falls for the lures of an adventuress. Derith accedes to unreasonable demands 
of Travelyan, labor agitator. Angus Campbell, superintendent, finding his 
counsel ignored, resigns, but remains nearby to help the girl. Later Angus 
saves her from titled schemer and together they restore order and avert 
disaster by settling a strike brought about by her lax methods. 
References: Reviewed issue Jan. 13, 1923, page 231. 

First Run Showings: Pages 63, Jan. 6; 184, Jan. 13; 443, Jan. 27; 686, 
Feb. 10; 930, Feb. 24; 1041, March 3; 1163, 1165, March 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 937, Aug. 26; 1085, 1087, Sept. 2; 2505, Nov. 18; 2845, 
Dec. 9; 2979-80, Dec. 16; 3145-6, Dec. 23; 3302-3, Dec. 30, 1922; 12, Jan. 6; 
145, Jan. 13; 404-5, Jan. 27; 660, Feb. 10; 874, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 936-7, Feb. 24; 1044, March 3, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 702. Feb. 10; 824, 827, 830. Feb. 17; 1172-3, 1176, March 
10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 309, Jan. 20; 1162, March 10; 1273, March 17, 

1923. 



STREETS OF NEW YORK, THE. Produced by State Pictures Corp. Distrib- 
uted by Arrow Film Corp. Released Nov. 15, 1922. With Barbara Castleton, 
Edward Earle. Anders Randolf and Dorothy Mackaill. Director, Burton King. 

Length, 6,541 feet. 

Synopsis: Adapted from play of the same name. Society melodrama cen- 
tering around rich man who is victim of blackmail through an error com- 
mitted in his past life. His daughter loved a poor violinist who was in reality 
the son of the man her father had robbed years before. The blackmailer 
precipitates a conflict between the rich man and the violinist, but the 
youth escapes and the blackmailer and his victim meet their deaths. The 
daughter finds happiness with the violinist. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1922, page 2434. 

Advertising: Pages 148-9, Jan. 13, 1923. 

SUPER-SEX, THE. Produced by P. H. Burke. Distributed by American 
Releasing Corp. Released Nov. 19. 1922. Star, Robert Gordon. Director, 
Lambert Hillyer. Length, 5,749 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic comedy. From the story,. "Miles Brewster and the 
Super-Sex," by Frank R. Adams. Miles Brewster Higgins is a small town boy 
with such a boy's hopes and fears and self -consciousness. With appearance 
of flashy automobile salesman from New York, his sweetheart tells him she 
cannot run around with ineligibles. Miles makes lucky investment with his 
small savings and becomes richest man in town. At crest of his triumph he 
is advised it was a mistake and his stocks are worthless. Finally develops 
the stocks are good. He squares accounts and gets back his girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1922, page 2942. 

Advertising: Pages 474, July 29; 578, Aug. 5; 2851, Dec. 9; 3275, Dec. 30, 1922; 
28, 1921; 1012-3, March 3, 1923. 

SUPERSTITION. Produced by Allan Dwan. Distributed by Lee-Bradford 
Corp. Released November, 1922. With Jack Devereaux, Veta Searle and 
Stafford Windsor. Director, Allan Dwan. Length. 4,480 feet. 

Synopsis: A comedy illustrating the title. Will Clayton is superstitious 
clean through. He is all but overcome when a black cat crosses his path. 
The number 13 is to him like a red flag to a bull. He is ridiculed for his 
superstitions — fired because of them — becomes involved in a murder mystery — 
is seized by bandits — scorned by the girl — but clings to his amulets and his 
horseshoe. Finally, when the girl agrees to marry him if he will throw away 
his silly amulets and horseshoe, he seizes her in his arms, throws a horseshoe 
out of the window and it knocks the gun from his rival's hand just as he is 
about to Are. 

References: Advertising: Page 1639, Sept. 30, 1922. 

SUPREME PASSION, THE. Produce.! by Robert W. Priest. Distributed by 
Playgoers Pictures. Released Feb. 25, 1923. Special Cast. Director, Samuel 
Bradley. Length, 5,037 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic comedy-drama with an " Auld Sod" und New York 
locale. Suggested by Tom Moore's poem. " Believe Me If All Those Endearing 
Young Charms." Jim Lacey loves Mary Munning for her beauty. Jerry Burke 
loves her for herself alone. Lacey, determined to get the girl, Involves her 
father in emburrassing financial schemes. She agrees to marry I .u «■> to save 



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her father. On the day of the wedding she pretends to burn her face. The 
doctor announces her beauty will be marred forever. Lacey, hearing this, 
refuses to wed the girl. The family returns to Ireland, where the heroine, 
who ha9 kept her face veiled, confesses her secret to Jerry. The two are 
soon married. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1923, page 1187. 

Advertising: Pages 1274, Feb. 12; 1422, Feb. 19; 1750, March 5; 3253, May 
28, 1921; 1012-3, March 3, 1923. 




SUZANNA. Produced by Mack Sennett. Distributed by Allied Prod, and Dist. 
Corp. Released Feb. 15, 1923. Star, Mabel Normand. Director, F. Richard 
Jones. Length, 8 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic comedy-drama carrying theme of girl kidnapped in 
infancy and brought up as servant. Treats of days of Spanish colonization in 
California. Two Spanish dons have pledged their son and daughter to one 
another. But the youth rebels and falls in love with Suzanna, a lowly peon, 
who works on his father's ranch. A toreador appears on the scene and 
attempts to win Suzanna for himself. The stage is all set for the wedding of 
the toreador and Suzanna. The rebellious son steals her from the altar and 
carries her away. That she is the don's daughter is proven and the other 
girl marries the toreador. 

References: Reviewed issue April 7, 1923, page 1691. 

First Run Showings: Pages 63, Jan. 6; 561, Feb. 3; 816, 818, Feb. 17, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 966, Aug. 26; 928-9, Feb. 10; 762, Feb. 17; 882, Feb. 24; 
1007, March 3; 1108, March 10; 1225, March 17, 1923. 
Exploitation: Page 570, Feb. 3, 1923. 
Window Displays: Page 699. Feb. 10, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 64, Jan. 6, 1923. 



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TAILOR MADE MAN, A. Produced by Charles Ray Productions. Distributed 
by United Artists. Released Oct. 15, 1922. Star. Charles Ray. Director, 
Joseph De Grasse. Length, 8,469 feet. 

Synopsis: A comedy-drama, adapted from the stage play. Deals with the 
rapid rise of John Bart from a common clothing presser to a place among 
the mighty. Bart wins the confidence of Abraham Nathan, head of a big 
steamship company. Installed in his own private office, he is given the big 
job of settling some serious labor trouble. He succeeds against terrific odds. 
He is exposed as an impostor, returns to the old tailor shop, but here he is 
followed by Nathan, who, learning his story, gives him a permanent place 
" at the top." The tailor's daughter goes with him on his way up. 
References: Reviewed issue Aug. 19, 1922, page 916. 

First Run Showings: Pages 717, Aug. 12; 1007, Aug. 26; 1258, Sept 9; 1484 
Sept. 23; 1608. Sept. 30; 1832, Oct. 14; 1746, Oct. 7; 2155, Oct. 28; 2275, 2278 
Nov. 4; 2539-40, Nov. 18; 2658, Nov. 25; 3051, Dec. 16; 3208, Dec. 23 1922' 
186, Jan. 13; 310, Jan. 20; 1270, March 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages. 986. Aug. 26; 1219, Sept. 9; 1458, Sept. 23; 1678 Oct. 7- 
1962, Oct. 21; 2114. Oct. 28; 3280, Dec. 30, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2428. Nov. 11; 3196, Dec. 23, 1922; 452, Jan. 27 1923 

Exploitation: Pages 1760, Oct. 7; 1891, Oct. 14; 2547, Nov. 18- 2670 Nov 
25; 2925, Dec. 9; 3042, Dec. 16. 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 1134, Sept. 2; 3208, Dec. 23, 1922. 



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TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY. Produced by Mary Pickford Company. 
Distributed by United Artists. Released, Nov. 12, 1922. Star. Mary Pickford. 
Director, John S. Robertson. Length, 9,639 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama based upon conflict between society and the squatters. 
Carries sentiment, pathos and humor. New version of one of Miss Pickford * 
first successes. From the novel by Grace Miller White and its dramatization 
by Rupert Hughes. Tess, the daughter of a squatter, fights the plan of a rich 
man on the hill to rid the land of her people. Her father is unjustly impris- 
oned for murder, and the girl has a severe trial attempting to outwit the 
vicious designs of a squatter. The rich man's son sympathizes with her and 
wins her love. In the end the rich man sees the light when he learns the true 
lesson of humility. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1922, uage 2685. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2657, Nov. 25; 2786. 2789, Dec. 2; 2920, Dec. 9; 
3050, Dec. 16, 1922; 64, C6, Jan. 6; 185, 1S7, Jan. 13; 310-11, Jan. 20; 441, Jan. 
27; 560, Feb. 3; 687-8, Feb. 10; 1039, March 3. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1677, Oct. 7; 1831. Oct. 14; 1961, Oct. 21; 2113, Oct. 21; 
2227. Nov. 4; 2371, Nov. 11; 2513, Nov. 18; 2627, Nov. 25; 2749. Dec. 2; 2986. 
Dec. 16, 1922; 133, Jan. 13; 505, Feb. 4. 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 449, Jan. 27; 830, Feb. 17; 939, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Prologues: Page 2930, Dec. 9, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 3198, Dec. 23, 1922; 315. Jan. 20; 452, Jan. 27; 698, 
Feb. 10; 1048, 1050, March 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2920, Dec. 9; 3049, Dec. 16. 1922; 66, Jan. 6; 
930, Feb. 24, 1923. 



THAT WOMAN. Produced by F. C. Mims. Distributed by American Releasing 
Corp. Released Dec. 31, 1922. Star, Catherine Calvert. Director, Hary O. 
Hoyt. Length, 5,848 feet. 

Synopsis: Society drama. Based on the idea of rich man's son marrying 
beneath his station. Tells of a millionnaire's son who marries an actress, 
which precipitates a conflict with his father, who disinherits him. The parent 
offers the girl money to leave his son, but the young wife cannot pretend 
she ceases to care for her husband. Finally he connives with a man to lure 
her to a yacht, where they hope she will compromise herself, while the hus- 
band is brought to witness his wife's disgrace. His plans go awry and th* 
girl wins his respect. 

References: Reviewed Issue Dec. 30, 1922, page 3387. 

Advertising: Page 3273, Dec. 30, 1922. 



THELMA. Produced by Chester Bennett Productions. Distributed by Film 
Booking Offices of America, Inc. Released Nov. 26, 1922. Star, Jane Novak. 
Director, Chester Bennett. Length, 6,497 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama. Laid in Norway and England. Based on Marie 
Corelli's novel. Thelma, a beautiful girl, living in a Norwegian peasant Til- 
lage, is accused by an old hag of being a witch. The hag turns the people 
against her. Lord Philip, who has been trying to escape marriage with Lady 
Clara, comes to the village and falls in love with Thelma. When she appears 
in London as his bride her reception arouses the jealousy of Philip's friends. 
Later, Lady Clara tells her Philip is unfaithful and succeeds in separating 
them. Eventually the lovers are happily reunited in Norway. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1922, page 2800. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3209, Dec. 23; 3369, Dec. 30. 1922; 66, Jan. t; 
560, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 728, 740, Aug. 12; 2374, Nov. 11; 2594, Nov. 25; 2728-9. 
Dec. 2; 2846-7, Dec. 9; 2999, Dec. 16; 3154-5, Dec. 23; 3268-9, Dec. SO, 1922; 
6-7, Jan. 6; 126-7. Jan. 13. 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 186, Jan. 13, 1923. 



THEY'RE OFF. Produced by New Era Productions Distributed by Anchor 
Film Distributors. Released Oct. 1. 1922. Star, Peggy O'Day. Director, 
Francis Ford. Length, 4,381 feet. 

Synopsis: Horse-racing drama. Story treats of a stolen baby — one of a pair 
of twins who grows up into a lovable, harum-scarum girl. The sister has 
become the wife of a Kentucky Colonel and she is as discontented as her twin 
is happy. The girls meet and the unhappy wife induces the other to mas- 
querade as herself. The half-brother involves her in scheme to throw the 
race. Threatened with exposure, she is tempted to accept the crooked plans 
of the Colonel's half-brother. With the Jockey injured, the girl rides the horse 
to victory. The wife, who has died in the meantime, gives the twin a chance 
to accept the Colonel's love. 

References: Reviewed issue March 18, 1922. page 1629. 

Advertising: Page 143. July 8. 1922. 



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THIRD ALAEM, THE. Produced by Emory Johnson. Distributed by Film 
Booking Offices of America, Inc. Released Jan. 7. 1923. Star, Ralph Lewia. 
Director, Emory Johnson. Length, 7 reels. 

Synopsis: Melodramai founded on life of a fireman. Exposition of the; 
modern fire-fighters, the risks they undergo, the perils they confront in pur- 
suit of their duties. When motor apparatus is introduced in fire department 
Dan is retired. Unable to find other employment, he accepts job as laborer. 
He sees his old fire horse hitched to a cart, liater his son is accused of 
stealing' the horse and Dan is lodged in jail when he takes the blame. The 
son joins the department. There is a big fire. The doctor's daughter is saved 
by Dan's son. Dan gives valuable aid. In the end he is given charge of all 
the old fire horses and a little farm. His son wins the doctor's daughter. 
References: Reviewed issue Dec. 23, 1922, page 3226. 

First Run Showings: Pages 65, Jan. 6; 209, Jan. 20; 559, 561, Feb. 3; 685, 
Feb. 10; 818-9, Feb. 17; 929, Feb. 24; 1040, March 3; 1163, March 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1914-5, Oct. 14; 3145, Dec. 23, 1922; 143, Jan. 13; 242-3, 
Jan. 20; 403, Jan. 27; 1241, March 17, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 823, Feb. 17; 1282, March 17, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 454, Jan. 27; 702, Feb. 10; 825, 829, Feb. 17; 939, 
Feb. 24; 1049, March a; 1171, 1175, March 10; 1282, 1284, March 17, 1923. 
Window Displays: Page 1171, March 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 185, Jan. 13; 442, Jan. 27; 1168, March 10, 1923. 

THIRTY DAYS. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by Paramount. 
Released Jan. 8, 1922. Star, Wallace Reid. Director, James Cruze. Length, 
4,930 feet. 

Synopsis: A farce comedy of the melodramatic type. Adapted from the 
play. In befriending a beautiful Italian woman, John Floyd incurs the jeal- 
ousy of her husband, a reservist who is leaving for Italy in 28 days. In seek- 
ing safety from the man, John gets his friend, Judge Hocker, to send him to 
jail for thirty days. He, however, finds the Italian there also. John is greatly 
embarrassed when his fiancee finds him there. He is pardoned just before 
the Italian is to sail. The Italian's wife warns John, who, with the aid of two 
prison pals, and his fiancee capture the villain, wrap him up in a rug and 
deliver him to the steamer bound for Italy. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2, 1922, page 2799. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3207-8, 3210, Dec. 23, 1922; 63, Jan. 6; 185, 187, 
Jan. 13; 310-11, Jan. 20; 442, Jan. 27; 560, Feb. 3; 687, Feb. 10; 931, Feb. 24; 
1089, March 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2779, May 20; 5. July 1; 2723, Dec. 2, 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Page 938, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 461-2, Jan. 27; 937, Feb. 24; 1045, 1065, March 3, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 3370, Dec. 30, 1922. 

THORNS AND ORANGE BLOSSOMS. Produced by Preferred Pictures, Inc. 
Distributed by Al Lichtman Corp. Released Dec. 10, 1922. With Kenneth 
Harlan, Estelle Taylor and Edith Roberts. Director, Louis Gasnier. Length, 
6,971 feet. 

Synopsis: Heart interest drama. Based on stage play. Alan Randolph, 
betrothed to an American girl, becomes temporarily fascinated in Spain with 
Rosita Mendez, opera singer and popular idol of Spain. She becomes enam- 
ored of him and follows him to America, where he secretly weds Violet 
Beaton. American girl. Eventually a child is born. Rosita does not believe 
Alan married. A scuffle ensues and she suffers a gunshot wound in the shoul- 
der. Alan is found guilty and sentenced to five years. Rosita, still hopeful, 
repents and assists him in his escape. She acknowledges his innocence, on 
sight of the baby, and a pardon follows. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1922, page 2680. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3210. Dec. 23, 1922; 312, Jan. 20; 560, 562, 
Feb. 3; 686, 688, Feb. 10; 817, Feb. 17; 929-30, Feb. 24; 1164, March 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 828, Aug. 19; 2622-3, Nov. 25; 2731, Dec. 2; 2890-1, 
Dec. 9; 3156-7, Dec. 23, 1922; three-page insert, Jan. 20; 997, March 3; 1123 
March 10; 1226, March 17, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 928, Feb. 24, 1923. 

THREE WHO PAID. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released Jan. 7, 1923. 
Star, Dustin Farnum. Director, Colin Campbell. Length, 4,859 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama. Action and some romance. Young man is 
determined to avenge his brother's death when the latter is left to die in the 
desert. He starts out to make the three men responsible pay. One of them 
kills himself, another is killed by the hero in self-defence, while the third is 
punished in a fire from which he is rescued by the young man so that he will 
confess. Hero defends John Casper, a school teacher. It later develops that 
*' John " is a woman hiding from her husband who married her for her money. 
He protects the girl and wins her love. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 6, 1923, page 74. 

First Run Showings: Page 687, Feb. 10, 1923. 



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THUNDERING HOOFS. Produced by New Era Productions. Distributed by 
Anchor Film Corp. Released Oct. 1. 1922. Star, Peggy O'Day. Director, 
Francis Ford. Length, 4,514 feet. 

Synopsis: Race-track drama which treats of Southern girl who returns to 
Kentucky after a long absence in a boarding school. She arrives just in time 
to keep an important entry in the Kentucky Derby from being forfeited 
through the evil intentions of a woman plotter. The girl mounts the horse 
with the discarded colors and wins the race. She also wins the contest in ;» 
race for a husband. 

References: Advertising: Page 143, July 8, 1922. 





TELL, WE MEET AGAIN. Produced by Dependable Pictures Corporation. 
Distributed by Associated Exhibitors. Released Oct. 15, 1922. With Mae 
Marsh, Norman Kerry and Martha Mansfield. Director, William Christy 
Cabanne. Length, 5,822 feet. 

Synopsis: Society and crook drama, melodramatic in spots. Suffering from 
nervous shock, Marion Bates, an orphan, is tricked into an insane asylum by 
her guardian. She escapes and becomes a cook for a gang of crooks. She 
wants to leave, however, when she learns of their identity, but agrees as a 
last favor to accompany them to the Spanish Inn. In the excitement she 
escapes. She falls in love with a youth after she is saved from the gang 
sent to kidnap her. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1922, page 1895. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3207, Dec. 23; 3369. 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 312. 
Jan. 20; 1040, March 3; 1165, March 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1593, Sept. 30; 1981-2, Oct. 21; 2493, Nov. 18; 2603, 
Nov. 25; 2739, Dec. 2, 1922; 653, Feb. 10; 1104, March 10. 1923. 

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TIMOTHY'S QUEST. Produced by Dirigo Films, Inc. Distributed by American 
Releasing Corp. Released Sept. 17, 1922. Featuring Joseph Depew and Helen 
Rowland. Director, Sidney Olcott. Length, 6,465 feet. 

Synopsis: Heart interest drama filled with sentiment and pathos. Kate 
Douglas Wiggin's story. Orphan of the slums, to avoid an asylum, runs 
away, taking a little girl with him, his quest being a real home and the* 
possibility of finding a mother. They hop off a freight car in the country and 
select a house, but the spinster living there declines to do any adoptingy 
Timothy pleads to be taken in for the sake of the baby girl, and as days go 
by the spinster's heart heroines softer. Eventually she yields and adopts both 
children. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 23. 1922, page 1506. 
First Run Showings: Page 2156, Oct. 28, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 465, July 29; 578, Aug. 5; 833, Aug. 19; 1312-13, Sept. 16; 
1700-1, Oct. 7; 2369, Nov. 11; 3273, Dec. 30, 1922. 
Exploitation: Page 2285, Nov. 4, 1922. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 3052, Dec. 16, 1922. 



TO HAVE AND TO HOLD. Produced by George Fitzmaurice. Distributed by 
Paramount. Released Oct. 29, 1922. With Betty Compson, Bert Lytell and 
Theodore Kosloff. Director, George Fitzmaurice. Length, 7,518 feet. 

Synopsis: A romance laid in the days of King James I of England and the 
colony of Jamestown, Virginia. From the novel by Mary Johnston. Lady 
Jocelyn Leigh, ward of King James I, to escape a hateful marriage with 
Lord Carnal, runs away on board a ** bride ship '* to Jamestown, Virginia. 
There she is married to Captain Percy, a prosperous planter. With the King's 
permission, Lord Carnal follows. The Captain is brought back and imprisoned. 
He escapes and in a duel kills Lord Carnal as he is about to marry Lady 
Joselyn. Eventually he is forgiven by the King and reunited to his wife. 
References: Reviewed issue Oct. 28, 1922, page 2174. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2277-8, Nov. 4; 2417-8, Nov. 11; 2537. 2539, Nov. 
18; 2658-9, Nov. 25; 2788-9, Dec. 2; 2922, Dec. 9; 3052, Dec. 16; 3208, 3210. 
Dec. 23; 3370, 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 66, Jan. 6; 184, Jan. 13; 443, Jan. 27; 562, 
Feb. 3; 819, Feb. 17; 1164, March 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2766, May 20; 2904, May 27; 5, July 1; 669, Aug. 12; 1077, 
Sept. 2; 1305-6, Sept. 16; 1675, Oct. 7; 1943, Oct. 21; 2098, Oct. 28; 2591-2; Nov. 
25, 1922; 125, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Page 574, Feb." 3, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 2544, Nov. 18; 2927, Dec. 9; 3200, Dec. 23, 1922; 72, 
Jan. 6; 462, Jan. 27; 1922; 1174, March 10, 1923. 
Window Displays: Page 1175, March 10, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 2277, Nov. 4, 1922. 

TOLL OF THE SEA. Produced by Technicolor Motion Picture Corp. Distrib- 
uted by Metro. Released Jan. 22, 1923. Featuring Kenneth Harlan and Anna 
May Wong. Director, Chester M. Franklin. Length, 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama of the Orient. Photographed in natural colors 
by a new process of color photography. Story is founded on an old Chinese 
legend, which states the sea takes in pain and sorrow twice the amount of 
joy that it gives. An American is washed up by the waves and rescued by a 
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his own country. He comes back on his honeymoon with his new bride, an 
American girl. The little Chinese girl is heart-broken. She gives her son 
to the American wife and walks into the water, sinks to the depths, thus 
paying her toll to the sea. 

Reference: Reviewed issue Dec. 9. 1922, page 2939. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2919. Dec. 9, 1922; 660-2, Feb. 3; 1163. March 
10; 1271, March 17, 1923. 
Advertising: Four-page insert, Jan. 27, 1923. 

TOM MIX IN ARABIA. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. 
Released Nov. 19, 1922. Star, Tom Mix. Director, Lynn F. Reynolds. Length, 
4,446 feet. 

Synopsis: A comedy romance. Cowboy meets pretty girl who specializes in 
dead language. She travels on to Arabia. The hero then tastes adventure 
when he is tossed out of his hammock by a speeding roadster which is driven 
by an Arabian prince, heir to the throne. The latter employs the cowboy to 
double for him in order to evade pursuing Arabs. He goes to Arabia and 
Incurs the enmity of another aspirant to the throne. This man has him kid- 
napped. He learns that the American girl is also held captive. Overpowering 
the outlaw band, he rescues the girl. The real Prince returns and the love rs 
prepare to leave for America. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 11, 1922, page 2431. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2659, Nov. 25; 3061, Dec. 16; 3210, Dec. 23, 
1922; 63, Jan. 6; 686, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2636-7, Nov. 25, 1922. 
Lobby Displays: Page 669, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 185, Jan. 13; 312, Jan. 20, 1923. 

TOP O' THE MORNING. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released 

Sept. 4, 1922. Star, Gladys Walton. Director, Edward Laemmle. Length, 

5 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama adapted from stage play by Anne Caldwell. 
Irish atmosphere. Irish colleen comes to America, where her father is suc- 
cessful, but, finding the suroundings of her new home distasteful and know- 
ing that his second wife is not kindly disposed toward her, she runs away. 
She takes a position in a banker's home as governess for his motherless little 
daughter and falls in love with him. When the matter of stealing of some 
bonds of which her brother has been unjustly accused and in which she inad- 
vertently becomes implicated, is cleared up, she finds the banker is also in 
love with her. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 9, 1922, page 1297. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1485, Sept. 23; 1887, Oct. 14; 2640, Nov. 18; 
3049. Dec. 16, 1922. 

Advertising Pages 1U. July 8; 380, July 22; 573, Aug. 6; 934, Aug. 26; 
1201, Sept. 9, 1922. 

Exploitation: Page 2280, Nov. 4, 1922. 

TOWN THAT FORGOT GOD, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released 
Feb. 11, 1923. Featuring Jane Thomas, Ben Grauer and a special cast. Direc- 
tor, Harry Millarde. Length, 8,450 feet. 

Synopsis: Rural melodrama. Spectacular from the point of storm and flood 
climax. Teaches a lesson in simple faith. The story tells of a small boy. 
left an orphan, who becomes the property of the village. He is adopted by 
the town Squire, an unjust and cruel foster-father. He is mistreated, kicked 
about, and has but one friend, a simple rustic, who at one time loved his 
mother. The time comes when the wrath of the Almighty is wrought on 
this town in the form of a flood — and the orphan boy, who has been taught 
to have faith In his God, prays for the foregiveness of those who have sinned. 
In the end the boy, grown up, is a successful business man. 

References: Reviewed Issue Nov. 11, 1922, page 2432. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2416, Nov. 11, 1922; 688. Feb. 10; 929, 931, Feb. 
24; 1040, March 8, 1923. 

Advertising: Insert, July 8, 1922; one-page insert, Jan. 6; three-page insert, 
Jan. 13; 410-11, Jan. 27; 625-7, Feb. 3; 646-7, Feb. 10; 780, Feb. 17; 899. Feb. 
24; 1016, March 3; 1126, March 10, 1923. 

Exploitation: Page 1051, March 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 816, Feb. 17, 1923. 

TRIFLING WOMEN. Produced by Rex Ingram. Distributed by Metro. Re- 
leased Nov. 6. 1922. With Lewis Stone. Barbara La Marr, Edward Connelly 
and Ramon Novarro. Director, Rex Ingram. Length, 8 reels. 

Synopsis: Drama of three kinds of love. Story within a story. Tragedy is 
framework of plot. Zoreda, a crystal gazer, is in love with Ivan and desired 
by his father, the Baron. Ivan, believing Znreda faithless, leaves for the war. 
The Baron Introdnces her to Marquis Ferroni and Zareda transfers her affec- 
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chimpanzee switches the glasses. Zareda and Ferronl are married. * Ta * 
returns from war and Zareda intrigues her husband into fighting a duel with 
him. Ferroni is mortally wounded, but by great will power manages to live 
long enough to cause the death of Ivan and Zareda. Story is related by 
Parisian novelist to his flirtatious daughter. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 14, 1922, page 1897. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1885, Oct. 14; 2660, Nov. 25; 2786, Dec. 2; 
3049, 3051-2, Dec. 16; 3209-10, Dec. 23; 3369, Dec. 30, 1922; 65, Jan. 6; 185-6. 
Jan. 13; 312, Jan. 20; 442-3. Jan. 27; 562, Feb. 3; 685 687, Feb. 10; 929-30, 
Feb. 24, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1452, Sept. 23; three-page insert, Nov. 18, 1922. 
Lobby Displays: Page 826, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 3044, Dec. 16, 19.22; 68, Jan. 6; 190, Jan. 13; 699, 700, 
702, Feb. 10. 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2922, Dec. 9, 1922; 311, Jan. 20; 443, Jan. 27, 1923. 

TRUXTON KING. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released Feb. 18, 1923. 
Star, John Gilbert. Director, Jerome Storm. Length, 5,613 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama adapted from the novel of the same name by 
George Barr McCutcheon. Based upon the mythical kingdom idea. Truxton 
King, an American in Graustark seeking adventure, scrapes an acquaintance 
with little prince and a meeting with the boy's charming aunt follows. Later 
he discovers that the revolutionists are seeking to overthrow the government 
and appoints himself her protector. The guardians of the young prince sus- 
pect him of being a spy. He is taken prisoner by the conspirators, but escapes 
to effect the rescue of the aunt and saves the kingdom. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 17, 1923, page 849. 

Advertising: Page 781, Feb. 17, 1923. 



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UNDER TWO FLAGS. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Nov. 6. 
1922. Star, Priscllla Dean. Director, Tod Browning. Length, 8 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama adapted from Ouida's novel. Blanche Bates 
starred in stage play. Story deals with adventures of English nobleman who 
leaves his own country in disgrace and enlists in the French army force that 
polices Algiers. Cigarette, daughter of the regiment, falls in love with him. 
Her affection is unrequited. Then she learns who the other woman is, learns 
his ldentitfy, and discovers a plot to annihilate her beloved troops. How, after 
a mad ride, she gives warning of Arabs approach and saves the man's life at 
the sacrifice of her own, completes the story. 

References: Reviewed issue Oct. 7, 1922, page 1771. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1745-6. Oct. 7; 1886, Oct. 14; 2020-2022, Oct. 21; 
2156, Oct. 28; 2276-8. Nov. 4; 2418, Nov. 11; 2539, Nov. 18; 2658-9, Nov. 25; 
2787-8, Dec. 2; 3050, Dec. 16; 3208, Dec. 23, 1922; 64, 66, Jan. 6; 310, Jan. 20; 
561, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2907, May 27; 3101, June 10; 3199. June 17; 10, July 1; 
118-9, July 8; 377. July 22; 575, Aug. 5; 816, Aug. 19; 933. Aug. 26; 1080, Sept. 2; 
1203, Sept. 9; 1425, Sept. 23; 1569, Sept. 30; 1686-7, Oct. 7; 1815, Oct. 14; 1950, 
Oct. 21; 2111, Oct. 28; 2240, Nov. 4; 2615, Nov. 25; 3151, Dec. 23, 1922; 137, 
Jan. 13, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 2423, 2430. Nov. 11; 2663, Nov. 25, 1922; 190, Jan. 13; 
702, Feb. 10; 826, Feb. 17; 1284, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Prologues: Pages 2028, Oct. 21, 1922; 1050, Mar. 3; 1172, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 1378, Sept. 16; 2028, Oct. 21; 2543. Nov. 18; 2793, Dec. 2; 
2931, 2933, Dec. 9; 3043, Dec. 16; 3197, Dec. 23, 1922; 73, Jan. 6; 449, Jan. 27, 
1923. 

Window Displays: Page 2668, Nov. 25, 1922. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 3050, Dec. 16; 3375, Dec. 30, 1922. 



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VALLEY OF SILENT MEN, THE. Produced by Cosmopolitan Productions. Dis- 
tributed by Paramount. Released Sept. 10, 1922. With Alma Rubens. Direc- 
tor, Frank Borzage. Length, 6,541 feet. 

Synopsis: Northwest Mounted drama, from the novel by James Oliver Cur- 
wood. Story based upon the pursuit of innocent parties. Corporal of the 
Mounted is suspected of murder. While convalescing in friend's cabin, he, 
thinking death is near, assumes the guilt. The Inspector arrests him later, 
but a girl rescues him, and together they escape. A short time after the 
Inspector is mysteriously murdered. The Mounted pursue the fugitives and 
capture them. Their freedom is assured when the real assassin confesses to 
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References: Reviewed issue Sept. 9, 1922. page 1297. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1257, Sept. 9; 1371, Sept. 16; 1486. Sept. 23; 
1609, Sept. 30; 1746. Oct. 7; 1886, 1888, Oct. 14; 2278, Nov. 4; 2417-8, Nov. 11; 
2539-40, Nov. 18; 3370, Dec. 30. 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 2756, May 20; 3218, June 17; 3286. June 24; 5. July 1; 
221, July 15; 669, Aug. 12; 1216, Sept. 9; 1460, Sept. 23; 3259, Dec. 30, 1922. 

Prologues: Page 203,6, Oct. 21, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 2168, Oct. 28; 2287, Nov. 4, 1922; 201, Jan. 13, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 1370, Sept. 16, 1922. 

VEILED WOMAN, THE. Produced by Renco Film Company. Distributed by 
Hodkinson. Released Sept. 3, 1922. Featuring Marguerite Snow. Director. 
Lloyd Ingraham. Length, 5,300 feet. 

Synopsis: Rural drama. Adapted from Myrtle Reed's novel. Story of a 
woman's blighted romance which is balanced with a counter romance. After 
an explosion in his laboratory, doctor leaves town when told his sweetheart, 
who is carried off unconscious, will be marred for life. Twenty-five years later 
the two people return to little town. Since that time doctor has married and 
his son is a practicing physician. The wife has died. During the years the 
woman has worn a veil. When the doctor asks her to marry him she refuses, 
lifts the veil and shows her beauty is unblemished. In a fit of remorse the 
doctor kills himself. Counter romance has happy ending. 
References: Reviewed issue June 24, 1922, page 3361. 

Advertising: Pages 13S6, Sept. 16; 1552, Sept. 30; 1696-7, Oct. 7; 1820, Oct. 14 j 
1966, Oct. 21; 2104, Oct. 28, 1922. 

VILLAGE BLACKSMITH, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox. Released 
Jan. 1. 1923. Featuring William Walling and a Special Cast. Director, Jack 
Ford. Length, 7,540 feet. 

Synopsis: Story founded upon Longfellow's poem. Melodrama of small town 
featuring heart interest, sentiment and pathos. The village blacksmith is liv- 
ing in a God-fearing manner. He is happy until shadows bring evil gossip and 
the villainous skin-flint squire and his scapegrace son. The latter attempts to 
trifle with affections of smithy's daughter. Knowing she holds money belong- 
ing to church, he succeeds in stealing it. Desperate girl determines to drown 
herself, but her father saves her. Crippled son learns of duplicity and smithy 
forces confession from squire's son. His crippled son is cured and the daugh- 
ter gets man of her choice. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 18, 1922, page 2549. 

First Run Showings: Pages 64, 66, Jan. 6; 562, Feb. 3; 1273, Mar. 17. 1923. 
Advertising: Two-page insert, Jan. 6; 412-3, Jan. 27; 528, Feb. 3; 650, Feb. 
10; 899, Feb. 24; 1127, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 831, Feb. 17; 1172, March 10, 1923. 
Exploitation: Page 320, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 561, Feb. 3; 686, Feb. 10, 1923. 

VOICE FROM THE MINARET, THE. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Dis- 
tributed by Associated First National. Released Jan.. 1923. Star, Norma Tal- 
madge. Director, Frank Lloyd. Length, 6,885 feet. 

Synopsis: Love story of India, the desert and London. Adapted from the 
novel by Robert Hichens. Lady Adrienne flees from her tyrant husband to 
England, but meets Andrew Fabian on the boat and falls madly in love with 
him. Fabian is on his way to accompany a pilgrimage through the holy land 
and persuades the lady to go also. Fabian has decided to become a minister. 
In the desert each confesses their love, but Adrienne is persuaded to give up 
Fabian. Lord Carlyle becomes ill and Adrienne accompanies him to London. 
His lordship stages a poison plot in order to force the two to confess their love. 
Lord Carlyle then dies and the two return to desert for their honeymoon. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 3, 1923, page 584. 

First Run Showings: Pages 688. Feb. 10; 816-9, Feb. 17; 929-30, Feb. 24; 
1039-40, Mar. 3; 1271. Mar. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 964, Aug. 26, 1922; two-page insert, Feb. 17; 1146, Mar. 
10; 1247, Mar. 17, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Page 1169, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Prologues: Pages 1051. Mar. 3; 1174. Mar. 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 686, Feb. 10; 931. Feb. 24; 1164, Mar. 10; 1270. 
Mar. 17. 1923. 



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WASTED LIVES. Produced by Mission Film Corp. Distributed by Second Na- 
tional Pictures. Released Jan. 10, 1923. Featuring Richard Wayne. Direc- 
tor, Clarence H. Geldert. Length, 4,874 feet. 

Synopsis: Society drama. Son studies medicine to gratify wealthy mother, 
but has no desire to practice until by chance is called upon to save life of 
little child. From thence he forsakes society and plunges into study of chil- 
dren's diseases. Later marries, but is called to war as surgeon. Reported 
killed. Complications arise and son returns in nick of time to operate upon 
his mother, save his hospital and prevent his wife from marrying again. 
References: Reviewed issue Dec. 30, 1922, page 3384. 



WEB OF THE LAW, THE. Produced by Gibson and Dyer. Distributed by 
American Releasing Corp. Released Feb. 25, 1923. Featuring Patricia Pal- 
mer and "Ranger Bill" Miller. Director, Tom Gibson. Length, 5,605 feet. 

Synopsis: Western drama. A Texas ranger suspects foul play is being done 
to father of heroine. He confides his identity to the father and poses as an 
employe. A villainous neighbor, to whom the father owes a note, plots to steal 
his cattle. Before starting on a trip to borrow money, the father's saddle is 
tampered with, causing his death, but the hero saves the cattle. He rescues 
the daughter from villainous hands and she becomes his wife. 

References: Reviewed issue March 31, 1923, page 1574. 

Advertising: Page 3273, Dec. 50, 1922. 



WEST OF CHICAGO. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. Re-, 
leased Sept. 3, 1922. Star, Charles Jones. Directors, Scott Dunlap and C. R. 
Wallace. Length, 4,694 feet. 

Synopsis: A western romance. Scenes are laid along the Mexican border. 
Conroy Daly received word from his uncle to return home and manage his 
ranch. On his arrival, Cooksey, the foreman, tells him that his uncle is dead 
and he is in charge. Con does not reveal his identity in order to learn of the 
foreman's plans. Villain attempts to provide substitute heir and heiress. He 
forces sister of youth held on murder charge to assume role and invites Con to 
play the nephew. In final scene Con beats foreman, discloses his identity, as 
supposedly slain uncle returns. Girl accepts Con and her brother is freed. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 26. 1922, page 1022. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2023, Oct. 21; 2786, Dec. 2, 1922. 

Advertising: Insert, July 8; 324, July 22; 1105, Sept. 2, 1922. 



WEST VS. EAST. Produced and distributed by Sanford. Released Oct. 15. 
1922. Star, Pete Morrison. Director, Marcel Perez. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western drama. Through unknown condition in will young 
rancher loses his inheritance to million, which fact is unknown to bankrupt 
society leader, who lures him to Chicago in the hope of making him her son- 
in-law. He promptly falls in love with the daughter's companion, who is 
therefore turned out penniless and threatened with unspeakable fate. Young 
rancher, not knowing the condition of the will, sends her to the ranch, where 
many complications arise. An original will is later revealed which returns the 
youth's property to him and the culmination is a happy marriage. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 6, 1923, page 74. 

Advertising: Page 2918, May 27, 1922. 



M'HAT A WIFE LEARNED. Produced by Thomas H. Ince. Distributed by 
Associated First National. Released Feb., 1923. With Milton Sills, Marguerite 
De La Motte and John Bowers. Director, John Griffith Wray. Length, 6,200 
feet. 

Synopsis: Domestic drama. Career versus married life furnishes theme. 
Husband and wife misunderstand each other — the wife developing a career as 
novelist and playwright, while the husband follows her to the city, where her 
story is to be dramatized. They drift apart and the husband turns to engi- 
neering projects. The wife returns to the West, accompanied by the 
dramatist. The two men are caught when the dam breaks, and the husband 
risks his life to save the other, thinking it means his wife's happiness. She 
learns, however, that she loves her husband. Both are saved. 

References: Reviewed issue Feb. 10. 1923, page 706. 

First Run Showings: Pages 819. Feb. 17; 1038. Mar. 3; 1270, Mar. 17, 1923 
Advertising: Pages 981, Aug. 26; 2051, Oct. 21, 1922; 799, Feb. 17; 1248-9, 
Mar. 17, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 833, Feb. 17; 1272. Mar. 17, 1923. 



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WHAT FOOLS MEN ARE. Produced by Pyramid Pictures. Inc. Distributed by 
American Releasing Corp. Released Oct. 29, 1922. Star, Faire Binney. Direc- 
tor. George Terwilliger. Length, 6,087 feet. 

Synopsis: Domestic drama carrying a triangle theme. From the play, "The 
Flapper," by Eugene Walter. Society flapper wins husband's love away from 
her literary sister and dabbles in men's hearts on the side. After she has toyed 
with his affections she encourages rich 'man's son to marry her. His wealthy 
father calls and buys the girl off. She flings the money at the youth and 
orders him to make a man of himself. Eventually, the girl comes to her senses 
and patches up the quarrel between husband and wife. She proves to the 
father that she is worthy of his son. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1922, page 2939. 

First Run Showings: Page 2919, Dec. 9, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 471, July 29; 578, Aug. 5; 3273. Dec. 30, 1922; 158. 
Jan. 13, 1923. 

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WOMEN. Produced by Daniel Carson Good- 
man. Distributed by Equity Pictures Corp. Released £ept. 15, 1922. All 
Star Cast. Director, R. William Neill. Length, 7.254 feet. 

Synopsis: Domestic drama. Jack Lee's domestic happiness was complete 
with his wife and child until an unscrupulous neighbor preached independence 
and freedom to his wife. Acquaintance with a young millionnaire was fol- 
lowed by a night life of gaiety. Jack, asking more money to keep pace with 
his wife's extravagance, loses his position. Mother and wifely instinct only 
returns with the desperate illness of the baby. She repents her folly and the 
story thus ends happily. 

References: Reviewed issue Aug. 12, 1922, page 787. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1608, 1610-11. Sept. 30; 2156. Oct. 28; 2275. 
Nov. 4; 2788, Dec. 2; 2922. Dec. 9; 3369, 3375, Dec. 30, 1922; 442, Jan. 27; 
686, Feb. 10; 931, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2861, May 20; 3344, June 24; 67, July 1; 281, July 15; 
846, Aug. 5; 1057. Aug. 26: 1633, Sept. 30; 2195, Oct. 28. 1922. 

Lobby Displays: Page 459. Jan. 27, 1923. 

Exploitation: Pages 3199, Dec. 23. 1922; 1052. March 3, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 2538, Nov. 18, 1922. 



WHEEL OF FORTUNE, THE. Produced by Peacocke Productions. Distributed 
by Anchor Film Distributors. Released Jan. 1, 1923. Star, Grace Darmond. 
Director. Capt. Leslie T. Peacocke. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Domestic drama featuring romantic complications as titled 
Englishman leaves his sweetheart to And service with his regiment In Africa. 
He meets with severe trials and is rescued by a young Portuguese girl. Her 
triends, thinking she has compromised herself, compel her to marry the young 
officer. A son Is born to them. He returns to England, called by the severe 
illness of his father. The latter begs him to marry his old sweetheart. He 
tries to explain, hut unexpected developments prevent. When he does marry 
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WHEN DANGER SMILES. Produced and distributed by Vitagraph. Starring 
William Duncan and Edith Johnson. Director, William Duncan. Length, 
6 reels. • 

Synopsis: Western melodrama, Ray Chapman, a mining official on a Irip 
through the W r est, hits New Mexico and is roughly handled when he goes t<> 
the rescue of a man being robbed by some gunmen. Dazed, he wanders 
through the woods, until he comes to the home of Senor Francisco, where be 
is taken by Frania, the daughter, hidden from his pursuers, and allowed to 
escape when he gains strength. Jacob Holnar is a suitor for Frania's hand, 
but she hates him. He is the cause of an attempted murder and makes it 
appear that Ray is guilty. The supposed murdered man shows up. Holnar 
is killed attempting to escape, and the lovers are united. 

References: Reviewed issue October 28, 1922, page 2176. 

First Run Showings: Page 929, Feb. 24, 1923. 

Advertising: Page 2483, Nov. 18, 1922. 



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WHEN LOVE COMES. Produced by Ray Carroll Productions. Distributed by 
Film Booking Offices of America, Inc. Released Dec. 10, 1922. Star, Helen 
Jerome Eddy. Director, William A. Seiter. Length, 4,500 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama having a rural background. Young engineer 
prepares to leave town when his offer to build dam is turned down. His 
sweetheart, who had accepted his proposal of marriage, is prevented from 
keeping appointment with him by the sudden death of her father. Five 
years elapse and the girl is broken-hearted. The youth returns with his child 
and tells his old sweetheart his wife proved unfaithful. She accepts his love. 
The wife turns up to make things unpleasant. In the end the latter loses 
her life when caught by accident in onrush of water through bursting of dam. 

References: Reviewed Issue Dec. 16, 1922, page 3064. 

Advertising: Pages 728, 736, Aug. 12; 2633. Nov. 25; 2865, Dec. 9; 2982-3, 
Dec. 16; 3315, Dec. 30, 1922. 




WHEN THE DESERT CALLS. Produced by Pyramid Pictures, Inc. Distributed 
by American Releasing Corporation. Released Oct. 8, 1922. Featuring Violet 
Heming. Director, Ray C. Smallwood. Length, 6,159 feet. 

Synopsis: Romantic drama of the desert. Attractive cabaret entertainer 
is pursued by bad " man about town." She marries a sterling young chap ami 
they eventually are found to be living in the Orient, where the husband is 
employed in a bank. Then- fifth anniversary celebration is interrupted by 
the man turning up again. He continues his pursuit and frames the husband 
on a forgery through the use of a man who is so like him that when the 
"dupe" commits suicide it is believed to be the bank man. At the last it is 
discovered the innocent man answered the call of the desert and became a 
" sheik " and is ultimately reunited with the supposed widow. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2. 1922, page 2797. 
First Run Showings: Page 2657, Nov. 25, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 468. July 29; 578, Aug. 5; 3273, Dec. 30, 1922. 
Exploitation: Page 2928, Dec. 9, 1922. 



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WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER. Produced by Cosmopolitan Produc- 
tions. Distributed by Paramount. Released Feb. 4, 1923. Star, Marion 
Davies. Director, Robert G. Vignola. Length, 11,618 feet. • 

Synopsis: Spectacular, romantic drama. Adapted from Charles Major's 
novel. With a background of pomp, ceremony and description of haw r 
women in the reign of King Henry vm were at the mercy of his selfish lusts 
and ambitions. Story deals with the plight of Princess Mary, sister of Henry 
VIH, who is forced by her brother into a marriage with Louis XII, King of 
France. She consents to the marriage to save her lover from death. A short 
time later the aged King dies, and Mary eventually finds happiness with the 
man of her choice, Charles Brandon, an officer of the guard. 
References: Reviewed issue Sept. 30, 1922, page 1622. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1745. Oct. 7; 2156-7, Oct. 28; 2276, Nov. 4; 2417. 
2419, Nov. 11; 2538-9, Nov. 18; 2660. Nov. 25; 2789. Dec. 2; 2922. Dec. 9; 3050. 
Dec. 16, 1922; 64, Jan. 6; 309-10, Jan. 20; 442-3, Jan. 27; 559, Feb. 3; 687-8, 
Feb. 10; 818, Feb. 17; 1039-41. March 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1690, Oct. 7; 1944. Oct. 21; 2100. Oct. 28; five-page 
insert Dec. 23. 1922; eight-page insert, Jan 13; 240, Jan. 20; 782, Feb. 17, 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 564, Feb. 8; 822, Feb. 17; 936, Feb. 24; 1284, March 
17. 1923. 

Prologues: Pages 1758. Oct. 7, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 2792, 2796, Dec. 2. 1922; 70, Jan. 6; 316. 318, Jan. 20; 
449. 453, Jan. 27; 573. Feb. 3; 699. Feb. 10; 828, Feb. 17; 937, Feb. 24; 
1176, March 3; 1283, March 17, 1923. 

Window Displays: Pages 2280, Nov. 4; 2672, Nov. 25, 1922; 201, Jan. 13; 
573. Feb. 3; 697, Feb. 10; 1048, March 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 2660, Nov. 25; 928, Feb. 24. 1923. 
WHILE JUSTICE WAITS. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. 
Released Nov. 19, 1922. Star, Dustin Farnum. Director, Bernard J. Dunning. 
Length, 4,762 feet. 

Synopsis: Western mining towfn melodrama. Star enacts the role of an 
outlaw who is not a criminal, but a man who joins the band to seek a man 
who stole his wife. He strikes it rich in the gold mines and is eager to get 
back his wife to surprise her with his good fortune. Then comes a lapse of 
four years of frantic searching. He finds his little son. Together they con- 
tinue the search. Eventually he finds his wife in a small mining town. 
A fight with the interloper, in which the boy is wounded, follows. The wife 
explains that she had been tricked into going away. The husband, undef- 
*t a ndingly, forgives her and the family starts life anew. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 9, 1922, page 2943. 
WHILE PARIS SLEEPS. Produced by Maurice Tourneur. Distributed by 
Hodkinson. Released Jan. 21, 1923. Featuring Lon Chaney. Director, 
Maurice Tourneur. Length. 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Melodrama of intrigue and jealous passion. Adapted from 
Pan's " The Glory of Love." A sculptor in the Latin Quarter of Paris harbors 
an unrequited passion for his model. The latter meets young American tourist 
and they become infatuated. The youth's father pleads with girl to give him 
up and she agrees if she may be permitted to have one evening of happiness 
during the Mardi Gras festival. The jealous sculptor enlists the aid of half- 
crazed keeper of wax museum to dispose of American youth. The boy is 
kidnapped and tortured, but rescued in the nick of time. The young people 
finally receive the father's blessing. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 27, 1923. page 470. 

First Run Showings: Page 1041, March 3. 1923. 

Advertising: Front Cover, March 3, 1923. 
WHILE SATAN SLEEPS. Produced by Famous Players. Distributed by Para- 
mount. Released Sept. 17, 1922. Star, Jack Holt. Director, Joseph Henabery. 
Length, 6,069 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama. Based on the novel, " The Parson of 
Panamint," by Peter B. Kyne. Story of crook's redemption. Plenty of heart 
interest and sentiment. Burglar escapes from prison and goes to town called 
Panamint disguised as a minister. The town needs a clergyman, and the 
crook, a son of a bishop, thinks he fills the bill. His intentions are to rob the 
bank after he has won the confidence of the churchgoers, bnt instead reforms 
himself and all the unruly element to boot. Eventually falls in love with 
the saloon-keeper's daughter and makes a confession. After his pardon 
Panamint welcomes him with open arms. 

References: Reviewed issue July 8, 1922, page 200. 

First Run Showings: Pages 166-7. July 8; 716, Aug. 12; 873-4. Aug. 19; 
1008-9. Aug. 26; 1137. Sept. 2; 1259-60. Sept. 9; 1371. Sept. 16; 1487. Sept. 23; 
1609. Sept. 30; 1887, Oct. 14: 2023. Oct. 21; 2539. Nov. 18; 2921, Dec. 9, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 1180, Feb. 25; 1790. March 25; 2758, May 20; 5, July 1; 
221. July 15; 669. 671. Aug. 12. 19*22. 

Bxploltation: PagcH 1497. Sept. 23; 1616, Bept. 30; 1761, Oct. 7; 1 894. 
Oct 14; 2036. Oct. 21; 2542, Nov. 18, 1922. 



What a 

Small Town Exhibitor 

Says: — 

I SCRAPED up all the loose change I could get 
hold of and booked this picture. I borrowed 
a few extra dollars from my wife for extra 
advertising. She kicked on letting me have it, 
and said I should have taken the money I paid 
for the picture and bought a new Ford. 

I had the picture pretty well advertised, and on 
the opening I went down to the show all set for 
the usual costume flop. Like most small town 
exhibitors, I had very little faith in costume pic- 
tures. The show was scheduled to start at 7:45 
p. m. 

About dark they started to come, the lame, the 
halt, the rich and the poor — in automobiles, vehi- 
cles and on foot. They seemed to come from 
every direction, and most of them all at once. 

At 7:15 the standing room was all sold and 
we were turning them away. 

The attendance held up each night and for the 
one matinee. 

In my ten years as an exhibitor I have never 
shown a picture that gave the general satisfaction 
that this one did. I had nothing but praise from 
everyone who saw it. 

Mr. Exhibitor, if you want a picture that will 
give your house more prestige than it has ever 
had, I advise you to get this one. 

R. W. HICKMAN, 
Lyric Theatre 
Greenville, 111. 

MARION DA VIES 

in 

"When Knighthood Was in Flower" 

By Charles Major. Settings by Joseph Urban. Directed by Robert Vignola 

A COSMOPOLITAN PRODUCTION 
A PARAMOUNT PICTURE 



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WHITE HEM.. Produced by Charles E. Bartlett Prod. Distributed by Aywon 
Film Corp. Released Sept. 1, 1S22. Star. Richard Travers. Director. Bernard 
Siebel. Length, 4,750 feet. 

Synopsis: Northern Canadian melodrama. In region called " White Hell " 
Dave Mauley leads a »-lran, law-abiding life to the disgust of the barroom 
element, especially Hart Kelly, who covets Helen Allen, but knows Dave is 
the favored man. A plot to convince Helen of Dave's infidelity Anally falls, 
but gives Helen much concern. A counter plot regarding early experiences 
of Helen's father is rleared by Dave, the community improved and the couple 
happily united. 

References: Reviewed issue May 27, 1922, page 2973. 

Advertising: Page 2039, April 8, 1922. 

WHITE SHOULDERS. Produced by Preferred Pictures, Inc. Distributed 
by Associated First National. Released October, 1922. Star, Katherine Mac- 
Donald. Director, Tom Forman. Length, 5,966 feet. 

Synopsis: Southern society drama. Anto wreck is a climax. George Kibbe 
Turner's story. Deals with a mother who is determined that her daughter 
shall not have to suffer the privations she herself has experienced for the 
lack of money. To this end she lays plans to catch a rich man for the girl, 
but he presumably is only a poor racing driver. In the end it turns oat that 
he is one of the richest men in the State, so all is well for daughter and 
mother. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 4, 1922, page 2295. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2278, Nov. 4; 2419, Nov. 11; 2788, Dec. 2; 2922, 
Dec. 9; 3208, Dec. 23; 3368, 3370, Dec. 30, 1922; 562, Feb. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 974, Aug. 26; 1118, Sept. 2; 1867, Oct. 14; 2129-30, Oct. 
28, 1922; insert, Feb. 17, 1923. 

WHO ARE MY PARENTS? Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. 
Released Nov. 26, 1922. Special Cast. Director, J. Searle Dawley. Length, 
8,361 feet. 

Synopsis: Drama of human emotions. Pointing a moral that woman's 
highest ideal should be motherhood. Setting forth the lives of two women, 
one seeking .motherhood, the other shunning it. Betty Lewis is secretly 
married to Bob Hale when her father objects to her choice. The young hus- 
band is killed. After the birth of her baby Betty is told by her father that 
it died. She later marries Ken Tyler. At her father's instructions she keeps 
her past secret. Herself unhappy, she tries to induce her sister to adopt a 
child. In an orphanage she finds her own baby. On learning the truth her 
husband denounces her, but later relents. Happiness and understanding come 
to all concerned through the love of little children. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 2, 1922, page 1165. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1484, Sept. 23; 2660. Nov. 25; 2786, Dec. 2; 
2921, Dec. 9, 1922; 186, Jan. 13, 1923. 

Advertising: Page insert, July 8; 325, July 22; 2752-3, Dec. 2; 2880-1. 
Dec. 9, 1922. 

Exploitation: Pages 2167, Oct. 28, 1922; 314, Jan. 20, 1923. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 2919, Dec. 9, 1922. 

WILDNESS OF YOUTH. Produced and distributed by Graphic Film Corp. 
Released Sept. 29, 1922. With Virginia Pearson, Harry T. Morey, Mary 
Anderson and Joseph Stryker. Director, Ivan Abramson. Length, 7,370 feet. 

Synopsis: Drama of youth. Spoiled and wayward son of once wealthy 
parents is rival of stock broker for love of wild, wilful daughter of wealthy 
father. Broker Is found dead day his engagement Is announced to girl. The 
youth Is found guilty of murder in first degree, but later liberated when the 
justified murder is confessed by another. Wildness of youth terminates in 
the avowed love of the young couple. 

References: Reviewed Issue Sept. 2, 1922, page 1163. 

Advertising: Pages 1232, Sept. 9; 1643, Sept. 30, 1922. 

Prologues: Page 1378, Sept. 16, 1922. 

WITHOUT COMPROMISE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. 
Released Oct. 29, 1922. Star, William Farnum. Director, Emmett J. Flynn 
Length, 5,176 feet. 

Synopsis: Western melodrama based upon crooked politics. A Senator, 
who controls the government of a small Western town, Is determined to- 
embarrass his political opponent. The latter dies, leaving his work — the 
fulfillment of law and order — to the Sheriff and also entrusting his daughter 
to his care. The girl is killed and the Sheriff vows vengeance. He captures 
the man. The Senator, thinking to defeat him at the election, incites his 
followers, led by his son, to lynch the wounded criminal. The Sheriff insists 
on the law taking Its course and kills the Senator's son withstanding the 
attack. The criminal dies. Sheriff arrests the Senator, who escapes, leaving 
his daughter, whom the Sheriff loves, in his care. 

References: Reviewed Issue Nov. 4, 1922, page 2290. 



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First Run Showings: Pages 2788, Dec. 2; 2921, Dec. 9. 1922; 559, 561, 
Feb. 21, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1976-7, Oct. 21; 2120-21, Oct. 28, 1922. 
Newspaper Displays: Page 817, Feb. 17, 1923. 

WOLF LAW. Produced and distributed by Universal. Released Oct. 23. 1922. 
Star, Frank Mayo. Director, Stuart Paton. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Melodrama. Tells of the days of outlawry in the Ozark Moun- 
tains — 1870 or thereabouts. Son of aristocratic Southerner gets into a " jam 
over a horse race which he has won. The loser insults him and the youth 
uses his gun. Thinking he has killed him, he escapes to the mountains. 
Discovers himself in a lfind ruled by a tyrant, bent on killing the judge who 
sent his brother to prison. He save9 the judge and his daughter from the 
villain and his band. Returns home to clear himself of a theft charge and 
learns the man he shot did not die. 

References: Reviewed issue October 28, 1922, page 2173. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2416. Nov. 11; 2539, Nov. 18; 3052, Dec. 16, 1922. 
Advertising: Pages 1570-1, Sept. 30; 1953, Oct. 21; 2109, Oct. 28; 2242, 
Nov. 4; 2362, Nov. 11; 2504, Nov. 18, 1922. 

WOLVES OF THE BORDER. Produced and distributed by Phil Goldstone. 
Released, Jan. 15, 1923. Star, Franklyn Farnum. Director, Alvin J. Neltz. 
Length, '5 reels. 

Synopsis: Western comedy-drama. In the Western cow country a mys- 
terious band of men were harassing the ranchers. Their leader, known only 
as " The Wolf," was secure in the confidence of the countryside, posing as a 
well-to-do rancher. Only one ranch in the district refused to pay tribute to 
" The Wolf " and his pack, the El Fanita Rancho, owned by Dick Donaldson. 
The arrival of Dick's Aunt Martha and a friend, Mary Wagner, makes Dick 
more determined than ever to catch " The Wolf." Then follows a series of 
fights between Dick and his men and " The Wolf's " gang. Dick finally tri- 
umphs and delivers the man to the Sheriff. 

WOMAN CONQUERS, THE. Produced by Preferred Pictures, Inc. Distributpd 
by Associated First National. Released December, 1922. Star, Katherine 
MacDonald. Director, Tom Forman. Length, 5,102 feet. 

Synopsis: Dramatic story of a society girl who is suddenly plunged into 
the dangers and hardships of life at a fur post in the Hudson Bay country. 
Deals with Ninon Le Compte, a New York social leader, who is weary oZ 
idling her days away in frivolity. Her uncle dies and leaves her large fur 
interests in the far North. When she arrives there she finds her uncle's 
partner, Lazar, a half-breed, has been trying to steal the estate from her. 
The struggles of the girl and the brutal backwoodsman forms the basis of 
the action. She is triumphant and accepts the Eastern youth who aids in- 
ner fight. 

References: Reviewed issue March 10, 1923, page 1186. 

First Run Showings: Pages 3050, 3052, Dec. 16; 3369, Dec. 30, 1922; 1039. 
March 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 974-5, Aug. 26; 1118, Sept. 2; 1867, Oct. 14; 2130. Oct. 
28, 1922; one-page insert, Jan. 20; insert, Feb. 17. 1923. 

WOMAN HE LOVED, THE. Produced by J. L. Frothingham. Distributed by 
American Releasing Corp. Released Oct. 1, 1922. Star, William V. Mong. 
Director, Edward Sloman. Length, 5.200 feet. 

Synopsis: Heart interest drama based upon family separation. Much 
sentiment and character study. Russian Jew suffers from pogrom in Russia, 
but escapes to America. He ekes out a living as a New York peddler. His 
wife leaves him, taking with her their little boy. Some years later the father 
purchases a farm in the West, but again suffers hardships through fire. Dis- 
covers his boy and is reconciled to his wife. He becomes instrumental in 
saving the youth's fiancee from disgrace. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1922, page 1387. 

First Run Showings: Page 2921. Dec. 9, 1922. 

Advertising: Pages 467, July 29; 578, Aug. 5; 1556, Sept. 30; 2228-9, Nov. 4; 
3273, Dec. 30. 1922. 

WOMAN OF BRONZE. THE. Produced by Samuel Zierler Photoplay Corp. 
Distributed by Metro. Released Feb. 26, 1923. Star, Clara Kimball Young. 
Director, King Vidor. Length, 5,643 feet. 

Synopsis: Adapted from French novel by Henry Kistaemaecher. Star plays 
the role of a sculptor's wife, who attempts to keep the love of her husband 
despite his affair with a girl who is his model for central figure in a Victory 
Memorial which he is to submit in a contest. A close attachment has grown 
up between Sylvia, the model, and Leonard Hunt, the sculptor. Despite 
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with her, and he does. Months later Len returns — a penitent and wiser mun, 
realizing Vivian is his real inspiration. She goes to Italy. There is a happy 
reconciliation when Len follows and wins the prize. 

References: Reviewed issue April 21, 1923, page 1953. 

First Run Showings: Page 1041, Mar. 3, 1923. 

Advertising: Three-page insert. Mar. 17, 1923. 

WOMAN'S WOMAN, A. Produced by Albion Productions. Distributed by Allied 
Prod. & Dist. Corp. Released Sept. 24, 1922. Star, Mary Alden. Director. 
Charles Giblyn. Length, 7,892 feet. 

Synopsis: Domestic drama. Adapted from Mrs. Nalbro Hartley's Saturday. 
Evening Post story. Story of home, carrying much heart interest. Shunted 
to one side by every member of her family except her son, Densie Plummer 
decides her family does not need her, and sets out to develop her own person- 
ality. She succeeds, becoming a national figure. But in the meantime her 
family, without her guidance, disintegrates. Her son's death at the hands of 
the man who wronged his sister, brings her to the conviction that the trouble 
with her own people is that they lack a home. She gives up her career and 
again becomes the homemaker. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 30, 1922, page 1624. 

First Run Showings: Pages 1885, Oct. 14; 2023, Oct. 21; 2660, Nov. 25; 2920, 
Dec. 9, 1922; 310, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 1680, Oct. 7; 1834, Oct. 14; 1964, Oct. 21; 2116, Oct. 28. 
1922. 




WOMAN WHO FOOLED HERSELF, THE. Produced by Edward A. MacManus. 
Distributed by Associated Exhibitors. Released Oct. 29, 1922. Featuring 
May Allison and Robert Ellis. Directed by Charles A. Logue and Robert 
Ellis. Length, 5,401 feet. 

Synopsis: Romance and high finance coupled together in story with love the 
conquering element. New York chorus girl, out of work, accepts a proposition 
as cabaret dancer in a South American cafe. She is the choice of a group of 
frenzied financiers to mulct a young Latin out of his money. She falls in lov« 
with the youthful Don and regrets her bargain. After some complication* *li< 
induces the leader of the group to return the contract she has caused the hern 
to make. Wben she squares herself, she becomes his wife. 
References: Reviewed issue Nov. 25, 1922, page 2680. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2538, Nov. 18; 2786, Dec. 2, 1922; 560, Feb. 3; 
688. Feb. 10; 819, Feb. 17; 1038, Mar. 3. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2252-3, Nov. 4; 3153, Dec. 23, 1922; 519, Feb. 3; 1013. 
Mar. 3, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 440, Jan. 27, 1923. 

WOMEN MEN MARRY. Produced by Edward Dillon Productions. Distributed 
by Truart Film Corp. Featuring E. K. Lincoln and Florence Dixon. Director, 
Edward Dillon. Length, 5,400 feet. 

Synopsis: Society drama. Rich man loses his wife and child and adopts the 
infant of his servants — the child to be reared as his own. Her aunt has social 
ambitions for her and takes her to London, where plans are made to marry 
off to an impoverished lord. On return voyage she is accidentally thrown into 
contact with youth who is working his passage. Eventually, he comes Into her 
house as servant, and when her father dies his will establishes her as child 
of servants. Ills mercenary wife ejects her and she goes to live with parents. 
A second will is read and the girl comes into a good fortune. 
References: Advertising: Page 2393, Nov. 11, 1922. 



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WORLD'S APPLAUSE, THE. Produced by William de Mille. Distributed by 
Paramount. Released Jan. 29, 1923. With Bebe Daniels and Lewis Stone. 
Director, William de Mille. Length, 6,526 feet. 

Synopsis: Highly dramatic story revealing gay life behind the Broadway 
footlights and the tinsel world of society. The theme of the picture treats ol 
the widespread passion for publicity that animates certain folk in public 1 if** 
and of the evil consequences that befall when scandal comes. It seeks to show 
that the public is ever ready to condemn any one whose name is linked with 
scandal. Actress's passion for publicity involves her in great trouble, but she 
is saved through the self-sacrifice and heroism of the man whose love shr 
scorned. 

References: Reviewed issue Jan. 13, 1923, page 229. 

First Run Showings: Pages 441, Jan. 27; 685, 687-8, Feb. 10; 816-818-9, 
Feb. 17; 929-31. Feb. 24; 1040, Mar. 3; 1163. Mar. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2783, May 20; 2904, May 27; 5, July 1; 2975, Dec. 16, 1922. 
Lobby Displays: Page 1174, Mar. 10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 930, Feb. 24; 1039, Mar. 3; 1272, Mar. 17, 1923. 



WORLD'S A STAGE, THE. Produced and distributed by Principal Pictures. 
Released Nov. 1, 1922. Star, Dorothy Phillips. Director, Colin Campbell. 
Length, 5,700 feet. 

Synopsis: An Elinor Glyn romance which reveals the story of a screen star's 
life in Hollywood. Eternal triangle figures, as does much human interest. 
Star of Shakespearian troupe which becomes stranded in small western mining 
town appeals to motion picture director on location in the camp. Through the 
influence of wealthy miner she becomes a screen celebrity. Love comes to her 
in Hollywood and she marries a young wastrel. Her husband, however, makes 
her life a nightmare, and after a series of misfortunes she finds happiness 
with miner after her husband's tragic death in an auto wreck. 

References: Reviewed issue Dec. 2. 1922. page 2800. 

First Run Showings: Pages 441-2, Jan. 27; 562. Feb. 3; 817. Feb. 17, 1923. 
Advertising: Pages 2244, Nov. 4; 3158, Dec. 23, 1922; one-page insert, Feb. 
10, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Page 559. Feb. 3, 1923. 



YOSEMITE TRAIL, THE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. 
Released Sept. 24, 1922. Star, Dustin Farnum. Director, Bernard J. Durning. 
Length, 4,735 feet. 

Synopsis: Melodrama on triangle theme. Yosemite Valley serves as back- 
ground for production. Youth and his cousin both love the same girl. They 
draw for privilege of first proposal and former wins. However, the cousin 
double-crosses him and wins the girl. Hero goes away, but returns a year 
later to discover that his rival is mistreating his lost sweetheart. Husband 
becomes bandit, is suspected of robbing the stage and accuses hero, who is 
arrested. In trying to escape husband is shot and his dying confession paves 
way for happy ending. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 30, 1922, page 1622. 



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First Run Showings: Pages 1887. Oct. 14; 2021. Oct. 21, 1922; 64, Jan. 6; 
687, Feb. 10, 1923. 

Advertising: Page 1457, Sept. 23, 1922. 
Lobby Displays: Page 1046. Mar. 3. 1923. 



YOU NEVER KNOW. Produced and distributed by Vitagraph. Star, Earle 
Williams. Director, Robert Ensminger. Length, 5 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic mystery drama dealing with the workings of the Fed- 
eral Secret Service, Plot centers around a South American revolution. Eddie 
Manning, a mysterious habitue of a South American cafe, befriends a little 
urchin when he is knocked down by Miriam Folansbee's automobile. The girl 
engages him as her chauffeur. He learns that she is being wooed by the 
leader of the republic's insurrectionists, who is trying to inveigle her father 
into a scheme of shipping arms abroad. After a series of adventures, Manning 
gets evidence convicting the rascal and wins the girl. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 18, 1922, page 2550. 

Advertising: Page 2485, Nov. 18, 1922. 



YOUNG RAJAH, THE. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by 
Paramount. Released Nov. 12, 1922. Star, Rodolph Valentino. Director, 
Philip Rosen. Length, 7,705 feet. 

Synopsis: Spectacular love-drama, embodying college life, home life and life 
in the Orient. From the play and novel, " Amos Judd." A Hindu prince, as 
a child, is smuggled out of India to save his life. Is brought to America and 
placed under the care of a New England family. Known as Amos Judd, the 
boy grows up and becomes an athletic hero at Harvard. His love affair with 
a young heiress is broken off when he is kidnapped by emissaries from India, 
who bring him back to oust a usurper of the throne and he assumes his posi- 
tion. He is about to sacrifice his love for the American girl when a series of 
unexpected happenings bring things out happily. 

References: Reviewed issue Nov. 18, 1922, page 2549. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2537, Nov. 18; 2657. 2659-60. Nov. 25; 2787-9. 
Dec. 2; 2920-22, Dec. 9; 3050, 3052, Dec. 16; 3207. 3209-10. Dec. 23; 3369, Dec 
30, 1922; 65, Jan. 6; 186, Jan. 13; 442, Jan. 27. 1923. 

Advertising: Pages 2769, May 20; 5, July 1; 1077, Sept. 2; 1811, Oct. 14; 
2215, Nov. 4; 2593, Nov. 25; 3259. Dec. 30, 1922; 125, Jan. 13. 1923. 

Lobby Displays: Pages 3038, Dec. 16, 1922; 197, Jan. 13; 313, Jan. 20; 462, 
Jan 27 1923 

Exploitation: Pages 2925, 2927, Dec. 9. 1922; 448, 461, Jan. 27, 1923. 
Window Displays: Pages 72, Jan. 6; 316, Jan. 20, 1923. 

Newspaper Displays: Pages 3051, Dec. 16, 1922; 186, Jan. 13; 558, Feb. n. 
1923. 



YOUTH MUST HAVE LOVE. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. 
Released Oct. 1, 1922. Star, Shirley Mason. Director, Joseph Franz. Length, 
4,368 feet. 

Synopsis: A melodrama. Marvin and his friend, Hibbard, seek a loan from 
the latter's uncle. During fheir visit to the man's home they overhear Earl 
stannard quarrel with the old man. After Stannard leaves, young Hibbard 
endeavors to steal his uncle's money. In a light the uncle is killed. Young 
Hibbard accuses Stannard of the crime. Marvin, father of Stannard's sweet- 
heart, through fear of being implicated, keeps silent. Eventually, the cowardb 
father overcomes his fear and discloses the guilty friend. 

References: Reviewed issue Sept. 23. 1922. page 1506. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2659. Nov. 25, 1922; 309. Jan. 20; 686. Feb. 10; 
SI 6. Feb. 17, 1923. 

Advertising: Page 1567, Sept. 30, 1922. 



YOUTH TO YOUTH. Produced and distributed by Metro. Released Oct. 1«. 
1922. With Blllie Dove. Director, Emile Chautard. Length. 6 reels. 

Synopsis: Romantic story of stage life. Concerns musical comedy star, idol 
of Broadway. She quits her career when she learns of belief that her rela- 
tions with wealthy promoter have been more than friendly. To escape unjust 
scandal she accepts position with troupe in Middle West, who uses floating 
boat as theatre. She meets a young farmer and they fall in love. In in* 
effort to make her famous he reveals her whereabouts. Promoter seeks to 
force her return and brings about misunderstanding between lovers. Confess- 
ing truth, promoter suys: " Youth goes to youth." Girl turns down big offer 
and remuins with farmer sweetheart. 

References; Reviewed Issue Oct. 28, 1922, page 2177. 

First Run Showings: Pages 2021. Oct. 21; 2787, Dec. 2, 1922; 65. Jan. «. 192.V 
Advertising: One-page insert, Nov. 11, 1922. 



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AROUND THE WORLD IN 18 DAYS. Produced and distributed by Unive "f"J- 
Starring William Desmond. Director, Reeves Eason. Released Jan. 1. 19^*- 
Length, 12 two-reel episodes. . 

Synopsis: Modern version of Jules Verne's novel, "Around the World in 
Eighty Days." Phineas Fogg 3d, supposed to be a grandson of Verne s famous 
circumnavigator, makes a flying trip around the world to get voting proxies 
from various stockholders of a great fuel company. He uses the latest speed 
inventions on his trip, including aeroplanes, express trains, air-mobile, speed 
boats and submarine expresses. He meets with a series of adventures,, as the 
result of obstacles placed in his path by persons anxious to prevent his getting 
the proxies. He is accompanied by his sweetheart. 

IN THE DAYS OF BUFFALO BILL. Produced and distributed by Universal 
Starring Art Acord. Director, Edward Laemmle. Released Sept. 11, 1922. 
Length, 18 two-reel episodes. 

Synopsis: Historical drama of America in the making — when buffaloes and 
Indians roamed the plains — when the pony express carried the mail across the 
Rockies — when Buffalo Bill established himself as the country's greatest scout. 
Views of Lincoln's cabinet. Depicts the glamour attached to the stirring days 
of the sixties and seventies. Enough fiction to provide story interest. Romance 
and adventure. 

Reviewed issue Sept. 16, 1922, page 1390. 

PLUNDER. Produced by Geo. B. Seitz. Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Starring 
Pearl White. Director George B. Seitz. Released Jan. 28, 1923. Length. 15 
episodes. (No. 1 three reels; balance, two reels each.) 

Synopsis: Mystery story of New York City. Skyscraper in the Wall Street 
district furnishes a theme — for way down underground a treasure of fabulous 
wealth was hidden long ago when pirates and Indians carried on warfare at 
the foot of Manhattan Island. A villainous gentleman who knows the secret 
attempts to secure all the stock in the building. Pearl is a big stockholder, 
and with the aid of a mysterious " Mister Jones," she attempts to beat the 
villain at his own game and gets to the bottom of the mystery. 
Reviewed issue Dec. 16, 1922, page 3066. 

RADIO KING, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Starring Roy 
Stewart. Director, Robert Hill. Released Oct. 30, 1922. Length, 10 two- 
reel episodes. « 

Synopsis: Dealing with and founded on the modern discovery. Scientific and 
instructive material interwoven with romance. Story concerns Bradley Lane, 
who is aiding and protecting John Leyden, government radio expert, in his 
experiments. Marnee, an electrical wizard and leader of a group of interna- 
tional radicals, seeks to steal Leyden's inventions and overthrow the govern- 
ment. Conflict between two forces forms basis of action. 

Reviewed issue Sept. 30, 1922, page 1626. 

SOCIAL BUCCANEER, THE. Produced and distributed by Universal. Starring 
Jack Mulhall. Director, Robert Hill. Released Jan. 8, 1923. Length, 10 
two-reel episodes. 

Synopsis: Romantic adventure story. Star is presented in dual characteri- 
zations. First appears as a society fop and later as a returned doughboy who 
fights to save his father, a bank president, and to restore a vast sum of money 
to a foreign country. The " ways and means " of high finance in Wall Street, 
the methods of international crooks, who operate on a big scale, and the 
intrigues of capitalists in little European kingdoms are pictured. New York 
and the imaginary kingdom of Thorwald in Central Europe serve as a back- 
ground. 

SPEED. Produced by Geo. B. Seitz. Inc. Distributed by Pathe. Starring 
Charles Hutchison, with Lucy Fox. Director, George B. Seitz. Released 
Oct. 22, 1922. Length, 15 episodes (No. 1, three reels; balance, two reels each). 

Synopsis: Adventure drama written by the star. " Speed " Stansbury is 
accused of taking money from a bank and an attempt of murder charge. The 
man who can prove his alibi has fled to South America. He is a tool of the 
man responsible for placing " Speed " in false light. A chase to bring him 
back gets under way. It includes hairbreath escapes and adventures on land, 
sea and air. Fights with a man-eating alligator and a shark — a leap from 
an aeroplane to a fast-moving train are among the highlights. " Speed) " 
Anally wins out and conquers his enemies. 

Reviewed issue Sept. 23, 1922, page 1507. 



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ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE. Produced by Stoll Film 
Ltd. Distributed by Educational Film Exchanges. Starring Eille Norv 
Directed by Maurice Elvey. Length, 2 reels. 
C opper Beeches, The. Released Sept. 3, 1922. 
Empty House, The. Released Sept. 17, 1922. 
Priory School, The. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 
Resident Patient, The. Released Nov. 26, 1922. 
Solitary Cyclist, The. Released Oct. 29, 1922. 
Tiger of San Pedro, The. Released Oct. 1, 1 922. 



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LEATHER PUSHER SERIES. Produced and distributed by Universal. Starring 
Reginald Denny. Director, Harry Pollard. Length. 2 reels. 
<' hir kasha Bone Crusher, The. Released Jan. 1, 1923. 
He Raised Kane. Released Dec. 18, 1922. 
Joan of Newark. Released Feb. 12, 1923. 
Strike Father, Strike Son. Released Jan. 29, 1923. 
When Kane Met Abel. Released Jan. 15, 1923. 
Young King Cole. Released Dec. 4, 1922. 

JACK LONDON FISH PATROL STORIES. Produced and distributed hy Uni- 
versal. Starring Jack Mulhall. Director, Edward Kull. Length. - reels. 
Channel Raiders, The. Released Oct. 14, 1922. 
Dangerous Waters. Released Jan. 6, 1923. 
Law of the Sea, The. Released Nov. 20. 1922. 
Pirates of the Deep. Released Nov. 4, 1922. 

Siege of the Lancashire Queen, The. Released Dec. 16. 1922. 
White and Yellow. Released Sept. 23, 1922. 
Wolves of the Waterfront. Released Feb. 17, 1923. 
Yellow Handkerchief. Released Jan. 27. 1923. 

LUMBER JACK STORIES. Produced and distributed by Universal starring 
Roy Stewart. Director, Duke Worne. Length, 2 reels. 
Blue Blood and Red. Released Oct. 21, 1922. 
Doomed Sentinels. The. Released Jan. 13. 1923. 
Giants of the Open. Released Sept. 30, 1922. 
Hearts of Oak. Released Feb. 3, 1923. 
Kings of the Forest. Released Dec. 23, 1922. 
Knights of the Timber. Released Feb. 24, 1923 
Rustlers of the Redwoods. Released Nov. 11. 1922 
Timberland Treachery. Released Dec. 2. 1 9 22. 

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NICE CARTER SERIES. Produced and distributed by Murray W. Garsson. Inc 
Featuring Edmund Lowe and Diana Allen. Length, 2 reels, 
t.ame of Craft, A. Released November, 1922. 
Last Call, The. Released November, 1922. 
Spirit of Evil, The. Released November, 1922. 
Unseen Foes. Released November, 1922. 

NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE STORIES. Produced and distributed by 
Universal. Starring Art Accord. Length, 2 reels. 
Oypsy Trail, The. Director, Hugh Hoffman. Released Sept. 9. 1922. 
Tracked Down. Director, Nat Ross Released Sept 2, 1922. 

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RANGE RIDER SERIES. Produced by Malobee Productions. Distributed by 
Pathe. Featuring Leo Maloney. Directors, Ford Beebe and Leo Maloney. 
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Bar Cross War, The. Released Oct. 29, 1922. 
Border Law. Released Jan. 21, 1923. 
Come and Get Me. Released Sept. 17, 1922. 
Deputized. Released Oct. 1, 1922. 
Drifter, The. Released Nov. 12. 1922. 
Here's ¥our Man. Released Dec. 24, 1922. 
His Enemy's Friend. Released Nov. 26, 1922. 
His Own Law. Released Sept. 3, 1922. 
Lost, Strayed or Stolen. Released Feb. 18, 1923. 
One Jump Ahead. Released Dec. 10. 1922. 
Rough Going. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 
Smoked Out. Released Feb. 4, 1923. 
Under Suspicion. Released Jan. 7. 1923. 



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TALES OF THE TENEMENT SERIES. Produced by A. M. Putnam & Co. 
Distributed by C. C. Pictures, Inc. Starring Walter Miller and Nellie Burt. 
Director, William Burt. Length, 2 reels. 
His Last Case. Released February, 1923. 
Without Evidence. Released January, 1923. 



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UNIVERSAL WESTERNS. Produced and distributed by Universal. Starring 
Harry Carey. Director, F. Kelsey. Length, 2 reels. 
Committee on Credentials, The. Released Nov. 18, 1922. 
Forty-Four Calibre Mystery, A. Released^ Oct. 28. 1922. 
Golden Bullet, The. Released Dec. 30, 1922. 
Hair-Trigger Burke. Released Jan. 20, 1923. 
Six-Shooter Justice. Released Feb. 10, 1923. 
Soul Herder, The. Released Sept. 16, 1922. 
Sure-Shot Morgan. Released Sept. 4, 1922. 
Texas Sphinx, The. Released Dec. 9, 1922. 
Wrong Man, The. Released Oct. 7, 1922. 



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AESOP'S FABLES. Produced by Fables Pictures, Inc. Distributed by Pat he. 
Cartoonist, Paul Terry. Length, two-third reels. 
Big Flood, The. Released Oct. 1, 1922. 
Boy and the Bear, The. Released Sept. 10, 1922. 
Cheating the Cheater. Released Jan. 21, 1923. 
Dog's Paradise, A. Released Dec. 24,1922. 
Elephant's Trunk, The. Released Nov. 5. 1922. 
Enchanted Fiddle, The. Released Nov. 12, 1922. 
Fable of the Hated Rivals, The. Released Oct. 8; 1922. 
Fearless Fido. Released Sept. 3, 1922. 
Fisherman's Jinx, A. Released Jan. 28, 1922. 
Fortune Hunter, The. Released Nov. 26, 1922. 
Friday, the 13th. Released Dec. 3, 1922. 
Frog and the Catfish, The. Released Jan. 7, 1923. 
Gliders, The. Released Feb. 11, 1923. 
Henpecked Harry. Released Oct. 29, 1922. 
Henry's Busted Romance. Released Dec. 17, 1922. 
Man Who Laughed, The. Released Dec. 10. 1922. 
Mysterious Hat, The. Released Feb. 25, 1923. 
Raisin and a Cake of Yeast, A. Released Feb. 4. 1923. 
Rolling Stone, A. Released Nov. 19, 1922. 
Romantic Mouse, The. Released Oct. 22, 1922. 
Stone Age Romeo, A. Released Jan 14, 1923. 
Troubles on the Ark. Released Feb. 18, 1923. 
Two Explorers, The. Released Sept. 17, 1922. 
Two of a Trade. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 
Two Slick Traders, The. Released Sept. 24, 1922. 
Two Trappers, The. Released Dec. 24, 1922. 



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ALL-STAR COMEDIES. Produced by C. C. Burr. Distributed by Hodklnson. 
Featuring Charles Murray, Mary Anderson and Raymond McKee. Length, 
2 reels. 

Faint Hearts. Director, Gregory La Cava. Released Dec. 3, 1922. 
Fatal Photo. Director, R. Thorpe. Released Feb. 25, 1923. 
Four Orphans, The. Director, Gregory La Cava. Released Jan. 28, 1923. 
Social Error, A. Director, Gregory La Cava. Released Dec. 31, 1922. 

JIMMY AUBREY COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Vitagraph. Star- 
ring Jimmy Aubrey. Director, John Pilcher Smith. Length, 2 reels. 
Chicken Parade, The. 
Tenderfoot Luck. 



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MONTY BANKS COMEDIES. Produced by Ben Wilson. Distributed by Fed- 
erated Film Exchanges. Starring Monty Banks. Director, Ben Wilson. 
Length, 2 reels. 

Brilliantino the Bull Fighter. Released Nov. 20, 1922 

Hangin' Around. Released Jan. 15, 1923. 

Love Taps. Released Oct. 23, 1922. 

Oils Well. Released Feb. 12, 1923. 

Pure but Simple. Released Sept. 25, 1922. 

Six A. M. Released Dec. 18. 1922. 

BRUCE BARTON COMEDIES. Produced by Better Day Pictures, Inc. Distrib- 
uted by Second National Pictures Corp. Length, 1 reel. 
Just a Little Late Club, The. Featuring George Duryea. Director, James S. 
Brown. Released Jan. 5, 1923. 

BRAY COMEDIES. Cartoons. Produced by J. R. Bray. Distributed by Hod - 
kinson. Length, 1 reel. 
Colonel Heeza Liar, "Detective." Released Feb. 11, 1923. 
Colonel Heeza Liar and the Ghost. Released Jan. 14, 1923. 
Colonel Heeza Liar's Treasure Island. Released Dec. 17, 1922. 



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CAMEO COMEDIES. Produced by Fred Hibbard. Distributed by Educational 
Film Exchanges. Director, Fred Hibbard. Length, 1 reel. 

Bumps. Featuring Jimmie Adams and Virginia Vance. Released Feb. 4, 1923. 

< rash. Featuring Jimmie Adams and Virginia Vance. Released Nov. 12, 1922. 

Dog Sense. Featuring Eddie Barry. Released Feb. 18, 1923. 

Hurry Up. Featuring Jimmie Adams and Virginia Vance. Released Dec. 
24, 1922. 

Once Over. Featuring Jimmie Adams and Virginia Vance. Released Dec. 
10, 1922. 

Ouch! Featuring Jimmie Adams and Virginia Vance. Released Jan. 7, 1923. 
Fitter Patter. Featuring Jimmie Adams and Virginia Vance. Released Nov. 
26, 1922. 

Tea N. Tea. Featuring Jimmie Adams and Virginia Vance. Released Jan. 
21, 1923. 

CAMPBELL COMEDIES. Produced by Campbell Comedy Corp. Distributed by 
Educational Film Exchanges. Featuring children and animals. Directed 
by William S. Campbell. Length, 2 reels. 
Ring Tail Romance, A. Released Sept. 24. 1922. 

CENTURY COMEDIES. Produced by Century Film Corp. Distributed by Uni- 
versal. Length. 2 reels. 
American Plan. Starring Lee Moran. Director, Al Herman. Released Jan. 
3, 1923. 

Boyhood Days. Starring Buddy Messlnger. Director, H. Edwards. Released 
Feb. 7. 1923. 

Cabby, The. Featuring Louise Lorraine and Maude (mule). Director, Al 

Herman. Released Oct. 25, 1922. 
Cured. Starring Queenie (horse). Director, Arvid Oillstrom. Released 

Sept. 6, 1922. 

Farm Follies. Featuring Century Beauties and Al Cooper, Director, Al Her- 
man. Released Jan. 24, 1923. 

Foolish Lives. Starring Loe Moran. Director. Arvid Gillstroni Released 
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-Fresh Kid, The. Featuring Johnny Fox and Edna Gregory. Director, N. 

Taurog. Released Oct. 11, 1922. 
Game Hunter, The. Starring Lee Moran. Director, Al Herman. Released 

Feb. 21, 1923. 

Ginger Face. Starring Johnny Fox. Director, Jimmy Adams. Released 
Nov. 1, 1922. 

Hee! Haw! Featuring Arthur Trimble and Maude (mule). Director, Al 

Herman. Released Jan. 17, 1923. 
Hello, Judge! Starring Lee Moran. Director. Arvid Gillstrom. Released 

Nov. 15, 1922. 

Home Plate, The. Starring Lee Moran. Director, Al Herman. Released 
Jan. 31, 1923. 

Howling Success, A. Featuring Jack Cooper and Brownie. Director, H. Ed- 
wards. Released Feb. 28, 1923. 

Just Dogs. Featuring Century Dogs. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released 
Nov. 8, 1922. 

Kickin' Fool, The. Starring Maude (mule). Director, T. Buckingham. Re- 
leased Sept. 27, 1922. 

Little Red Riding Hood. Starring Baby Peggy. Released Nov. 6, 1922. 

Me and My Mule. Starring Queenie (horse). Director, Al Herman. Re- 
leased Dec. 20, 1922. 

Pleasure Before Business. Featuring Jack Cooper and Century Beauties. 
Directory Alf Goulding. Released Feb. 14. 1923. 

Radio Hound, The. Starring Brownie (dog). Director, Arvid Gillstrom. 
Released Sept. 20, 1922. 

Rookies. Starring Brownie (dog). Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released Nov. 
' 29, 1922. 

Small Town Derby, A. Featuring Johnny Fox and Maude (mule). Director, 

Al Herman. Released Dec. 13, 1922. 
Some Family. Starring Lee Moran. Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Released 

Oct. 4, 1922. 

Sting 'Em Sweet. Starring Brownie (dog). Director, Ray Raymaker. Re- 
leased Jan. 10, 1923. 

Tattle Tail, The. Starring Brownie (dog). Director, Arvid Gillstrom. Re- 
leased Dec. 27, 1922. 

True Blue. Starring Queenie (horse). Director, Al Herman. Released Nov. 
22. 1922. 

Wedding Pumps. Starring Brownie (dog). Director, F. Hibbard. Released 
Oct. 18, 1922. 

Women First. Starring Lee Moran. Director, Fred Hackert. Released Dec. 
6. 1922. 



CHRISTIE COMEDIES. Produced by Christie Film Company. Distributed by 
Educational Film Exchanges. Length, 2 reels. 
Be Yourself. With Neal Burns. Director, Al Christie. Released Jan. 21. 
1923. 

Chased Bride, The. With Neal Burns. Director, William Beaudine. Released 
Dec. 3. 1922. 

Choose Your Weapons. Starring Bobby Vernon. Director, Al Christie. Re- 
leased Nov. 5, 1922. 

Chop Suey. Featuring Dorothy Devore, with George Stewart. Director, 

Scott Sidney. Released Nov. 19, 1922. 
Hazel from Hollywood. Featuring Dorothy Devore, with Henry Murdock. 

Director, Scott Sidney. Released Jan. 7, 1923. 
Hula Honeymoon, A. With Henry Murdock. Director, Al Christie. Released 

Feb. 18, 1923. 

In Dutch. With Bobby Vernon. Director, Harold Beaudine. Released Dec. 
17, 1922. 

Let 'Er Run. Featuring Dorothy Devore, with George Stewart. Director, 

Al Christie. Released Oct. 1, 1922. 
Ocean Swells. With Neal Burns. Director, Scott Sidney. Released Oct. 22, 

1922. 

Pardon My Glove. Starring Bobby Vernon. Director, William Beaudine. 

Released Sept. 17, 1922. 
Second Childhood. With Bobby Vernon. Director, Harold Beaudine. Released 

Feb. 4. 1923. 

That Son of a Sheik. Featuring Neal Burns, with Viora Daniel. Director 
Scott Sidney. Released Sept. 3, 1922. 



CLYDE COOK COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Fox. Starring Clyde 
Cook. Length, 2 reels. 
Artist, The. Director, " Slim '* Somerville. Released Feb. 4, 1923. 
High and Dry. Director. " Slim " Somerville. Released Dec. 24, 1922. 
Lazy Bones. Director, Jack Blystone. Released Nov. 5, 1922. 



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C ARTER DE HA V KM COMEDIES. Produced by R-C Pictures. Distributed by 
Film Booking Offices. Starring Mr. and Mrs. Carter De Haven, length, i 
reelB. 

Christmas. Director, Mai St. Clair. Released Jan. 21, 1923. 
Entertaining the Boss. Director, Mai St. Clair. Released Oct. 29. 1922. 
Keep 'Em Home. Director. Mai St. Clair. Released Nov. 26, 1922. 
Their First Vacation. Director, Mai St. Clair. Released Sept. 3, 1922. 
Twin Husbands. Director, Mai St. Clair. Released Oct. 1, 1922. 
Waggin Tale, A. Director. Carter De Haven. Released Feb. 18. 1923. 



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FELIX CARTOON COMICS. Produced by Pat Sullivan. Distributed by M . J 
Winkler. State Rights. Length, 650 feet. 
Felix Gets Left. Released Dec. 1, 1922. 
Felix Gets Revenge. Released Sept. 1, 1922. 
Felix In the Bone Age. Released Dec. 15, 1922. 
Felix Lends a Hand. Released Nov. 15. 1922. 
Felix Minds the Kid. Released Oct. 1, 1922. 
Felix on the Trail. Released Nov. 1, 19,22. 
Felix the Ghost Breaker. Released Jan. 1. 1923. 
Felix Turns the Tide. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 
Felix Wakes Up. Released Sept. 15, 1922. 
Felix Wins Out. Released Jan. 15, 1923. 



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HALLROOM BOYS COMEDIES. Produced by Hallroom Boys Photoplays, Inc. 

Distributed by C. B. C. Film Sales Corp. Featuring Sid Smith and George 

Williams. Length, 2 reels. 
All at Sea. Director, Al Santell. Released Nov. 9, 1922. 
Bridle Grooms. Director, Noel Mason Smith. Released Jan. 1, 1923. 
Dumb Waiters, The. Director, Noel Mason Smith. Released Nov. 18, 1922. 
Full O' Pep. Director, Noel Mason Smith. Released Feb. 15, 1923. 
High Flyers. Director, Al Santell. Released Dec. 6. 1922. 
Holy Smoke. Director, Noel Mason Smith. Released Feb. 1, 1923. 
My Mistake. Director, Al Santell. Released Dec. 13. 1922. 
New Mama, The. Director, Al Santell. Released Sept. 21, 1922. 
Spirit of '23, The. Director, Noel Mason Smith. Released Oct. 19, 1922. 
still Going Strong. Director, Noel Mason Smith. Released Sept. I, 192l\ 
Tailor-Made Chauffeur, A. Director, Noel Mason Smith. Released Oct. 6, 1922. 
West Is East. Director, Al Santell. Released Jan. 15. 1923. 

H \ MILTON COMEDIES. Produced by Lloyd Hamilton Corp. Distributed by 
Kducational Film Exchanges. Starring Lloyd Hamilton. Length. 2 re. Is. 
Educator, The. Director, Lloyd Bacon. Released Nov. 19, 192:;. 
Extra! Extra! Director. Lloyd Bacon. Released Feb. 25, 1923. 
No Luck. Released Jan. 14, 1923. 
Speeder, The. Released Sept. 24, 1922. 

KARL HURD COMEDIES. Produced by MacDono Cartoons. Tnc. Distributed 
by Educational Film Exchanges. Consists of animated figures working It) 
conjunction with human characters. Length, 1 reel. 

Thicken Dressing. Released Jan 28, 1923. 

Fresh Fish. Released Oct. 8. 1922 

Railroading. Released Dec. 3. 1922. 



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JOHNNY JONES COMEDIES. Produced by J. K. McDonald Productions. Dis- 
tributed by Pathe. Starring Johnny Jones. ' Director, Mason Litson. Length. 
2 reel*. 

Big S oop. The. Released Nov. 19. 1922 

Broadcasting. Released Oct. 22. 1922. 

For Rent — Haunted. Released Sept. 24. 1922 

Stung. Released Jan. 14, 1923. 

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BUSTER KEATON COMEDIES. Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Distributed 
by Associated First National. Starring Buster Keaton. Director, Eddie 
Cline. Length, 2 reels. 

Balloonatic, The. Released Jan., 1923. 

Day Dreams. Released Nov., 1922. 

Electric House, The. Released Oct., 1922. 



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LUPINO LANE COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Fox. Starring Lupino 
Lane. Director, Jack Blystone. Length. 2 reels. 
My Hero. Released Nov. 19, 1922. 
Pirate, The. Released Oct. 8, 1922. 

STAN LAUREL COMEDIES. Produced by Amalgamated Productions. Dis- 
tributed by Metro. Starring Stan Laurel. Length, 2 reels. 
Egg, The., Released Sept. 4, 1922. 
Weak-End Party, The. Released Oct. 2, 1922. 

STAN LAUREL COMEDIES. Produced by Quality Producing Corp. Distributed 
by Metro. Starring Stan Laurel. 
Mud and Sand. Released Nov. 13, 1922. Length, 3 reels. 
Pest, The. Released Dec. 4, 1922. Length, 2 reels. 
When Knights Were Cold. Released Feb. 12, 1922. Length, 2 reels. 



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LEO MALONEY COMEDIES. Produced by Al Ira Smith. Distributed by C. C. 

Pictures, Inc. Starring Leo Maloney. Directors, Ford Beebe and Leo 

Maloney. Length, 2 reels. 
Laramie and Me. Released Oct., 1922. 
Man Tracker. Released Dec, 1922. 
Out O' My Way. Released Nov., 1922. 
Test, The. Released Sept.. 1922. 

MERMAID COMEDIES. Produced by Hamilton-White Comedies, Inc. Distrib- 
uted by Educational Film Exchanges. Director by Jack White. Length, 'l 
reels. 

Blazes. With Lige Conley, Don Barclay and Elinor Lynn. Released Nov. 5, 1922. 
Casey Jones, Jr. With Lige Conley. Released Jan. 28, 1923. 
Good Scout, A. With Jimmie Adams. Released Dec. 31, 1922. 
High Power. With Lige Conley. Released Dec. 3, 1922. 

Look Out Below. With Lige Conley, Don Barclay and Elinor Lynn. Released 
Sept. 10, 1922. 

Pest of the Storm Country. Featuring Louise Fazenda. Released Feb. 11, 1923. 
Steeplechaser, The. With Lige Conley, Jimmie Adams and Elinor Lynn. Re- 
leased Oct. 8, 1922. 



BULL MONTANA COMEDIES. Produced by Hunt Stromberg Prod. Distrib- 
uted by Metro. Starring Bull Montana. Director, Hunt Stromberg. 
Glad Rags. Released Dec. 18, 1922. Length, 2 reels. 
Punctured Prince, The. Released Oct. 16, 1922. Length, 2 reels. 
Rob 'Em Good. Released Jan. 22, 1923. Length, 3 reels. 



MUTT AND JEFF CARTOON COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Fox 
Length, 500 feet 
Bumps and Thumps. Released Nov. 26, 1922. 
Chewing Gum Industry* Released Dec. 10, 1922. 
Cold Turkey. Released Oct. 29, 1922. 
Court Plastered. Released Sept. 3, 1922. 
Down In Dixie. Released Jan. 21, 1923. 
Fallen Archers. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 
Gym Jams. Released Dec. 24, 1922. 
Nearing the End. Released Feb. 4, 1923. 
Red Hot. Released Oct. 1, 1922. 
Riding the Goat. Released Sept. 17. 1922. 
Steeplechase. Released Jan. 7, 1923. 
Wishing Duck, The. Released Nov. 12, 1922. 



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OUR GANG COMEDIES. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Pathe. 
Featuring children. Length, 2 reels. 
Big Shows, The. Director, Bob McGowan. Released Feb. 25, 1923. 
Champeen, The. Director, Bob McGowan. Released Jan. 28, 1923. 
Cobbler, The. Director, Tom McNamara. Released Feb. 18, 1923. 
Fire Fighters. Director, Bob McGowan. Released Oct. 8, 1922. 
One Terrible Day. Director, Bob McGowan. Released Sept. 10, 1922. 
Our Gang. Director, Bob McGowan. Released Nov. 5, 1922. 
Quiet Street, A. Director, Bob McGowan. Released Dec. 31, 1922. 
Saturday Morning. Director, Bob McGowan. Released Dec. 3, 1922. 
' Young Sherlocks. Director, Bob McGowan. Released Nov. 26. 1922. 

OUT OF THE INKWELL COMEDIES. Produced by Max Fleischer. Distrib- 
uted by State Rights. Length, 700 feet. 
Bed Time. Released Feb., 1923. 
Jumping Beans. Released Jan., 1923. 
Keunion. Released Dec, 1922. 



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PLUM CENTER COMEDIES. Produced by Paul Gerson Pictures Corp. Dis- 
tributed by Film Booking Offices. Starring Dan Mason. Director, Robert 
Eddy. Length, 2 reels. 
Fire Chief, The. Released Nov. 5, 1922. 
Pop Tuttle, Deteckative. Released Dec. 31, 1922. 
Pop Tuttle's Clever Catch. Released Oct. 8, 1922. 
Pop Tuttle's Grass Widow. Released Dec. 3, 1922. 
Pop Tuttle's Long Shot. Released Jan. 28, 1923. 
Pop Tuttle's Movie Queen. Released Sept. 10, 1922. 
Pop Tuttle's Pole Cat Plot. Released Feb. 25, 1923. 



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RADIO COMEDIES. Produced by Ben Wilson. Distributed by Federated Film 
Exchanges. Starring Eddie Barry and Cecil Spooner. Director, Ben Wilson. 
Length, 2 reels. 

Family Affairs. Released Sept. 11, 1922. 

He's Bugs on Bugs. Released Nov. 6, 1922. 

Money or My Life. Released Oct. 9, 1922. 

Peaceful Neighbors. Released Dec. 4, 1922. 

HAL ROACH COMEDIES. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Pathe. 
Starring Paul Parrott. Length, 1 reel. 
Blaze Away. Director, Jay A. Howe. Released Dec. 3, 1922. 
Bone Dry. Director, James Davis. Released Sept. 17, 1922. 
Don't Say Die. Director, George Jeske. Released Jan. 28, 1923. 
Face the Camera. Director, Jay A. Howe. Released Oct. 1, 1922. 
Fair Week. Director, James Smith. Relesed Dec. 17, 1922. 
Fire the Fireman. Director, Jay A. Howe. Released Dec. 31, 1922. 
Flivver, The. Director, Jay A. Howe. Released Nov. 26, 1922. 
Golf Bug. The. Director, James Davis. Released Oct. 29, 1922. 
Harvest Hands. Director, James Davis. Released Nov. 19, 1922. 
I'll Take Vanilla. Director, James Davis. Released Dec. 10, 1922. 
Jailed and Bailed. Director. Jay A. Howe. Released Feb. 11, 1923. 
Landlubber, The. Director, James Davis. Released Sept. 10, 1922. 
Loose Tightwad, A. Director, Jay A. Howe. Released Feb. 18, 1923. 
Mr. Hyppo. Director, George Jeske. Released Jan. 21, 1923. 
Once Over. Director, (Jeorge Jeske. Released Feb. 4. 1923. 
Out on Bail. Director, James Davis. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 
Paste and Paper. Director, George Jeske. Released Jan. 14. 1923. 
Shino 'Em Up. Director, James Davis. Released Nov. 5. 1922. 
Shiver and Shake. Director. Jay A. Howe. Released Oct. 22, 1922. 
Soak the Sheik. Director, Jay A. Howe. Released Sept. 24. 1922. 
Tight Shoes. Director, George Jeske. Released Feb. 25. 1923. 
Uppercut, The. Director, Jay A. Howe. Released Oct. S, 1922. 
Washed Ashore. Director, Jay A. Howe. Released Nov. 12, 1922. 
Watch "Your Wife. Director, Jay A. Howe. Released Jan. 7. 1923. 
Wet Weather. Director. Jay A. Howe Released Sept. 3. 1922. 
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HAL ROACH COMEDIES. Produced by Hal Roach. Distributed by Pathe. 

Starring Snub Pollard. Length, 2 reels. 
Dig Up. Director, Craig Hutchison. Released Jan. 7, 1923. 
Hook, Line and Sinker. Director, Charles Parrott. Released Nov. 12, 1922. 
Nearly Rich. Director, Charles Parrott. Released Dec. 10, 1922. 
Old Sea Dog, The. Director, Charles Parrott. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 
Three Hundred Sixty-Five Days. Director, Charles Parrott. Released Sept. 

17. 1922. 

Tough Winter, A. Director, Charles Parrott. Released Feb. 4, 1923. 

JOE ROCK COMEDIES. Produced by Joe Rock. Distributed by Jo-Rok Prod. 
Star and director. Joe Rock. Length, 2 reels. 
Aladdin. Released Oct. 16, 1922. 
Ali Baba. Released Sept. 18, 1922. 
Cold Homestead, The. Released Jan. 8. 1923. 
Little Red Robinhood. Released Nov. 13, 1922. 
Pill, The. Released Dec. 11, 1922. 
Ship Wrecked. Released Feb. 5, 1923. 

WILL ROGERS COMEDIES. Produced by Will Rogers. Distributed by Pa the 
Starring Will Rogers. Director, Clarence Badger. 
Fruits of Faith. Released Dec. 24. 1922. Length, 3 reels. 
Ropin' Fool, The. Released Oct. 29, 1922. Length, 2 reels. 

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TONY SARG'S ALMANAC. Produced by Tony Sarg-H. If. Dawley, Inc. Dis- 
tributed by Educational Film Exchanges. Length, 1 reel. 
Devilish Dragon, The. Released Sept. 24, 1922. 
First Flivver, The. Released Oct. 22, 1922. 
Haunted Castle, The. Released Dec. 17. 1922. 
Ogling Ogre, The. Released Nov. 19, 1922. 
Terrible Tree, The. Released Jan. 14, 1923. 

LARRY SEMON COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Vitagraph. Star and 
Director, Larry Semon. Length, 2 reels. 
Agent, The. 
Counter Jumper, The. 
Golf. 

MACK SENNETT COMEDIES. Produced by Mack Sennett. Distributed by As- 
sociated First National. Length, 2 reels. 
Bow Wow. Starring Louise Fazenda. Director. F. W. Jackman. Released 
Oct., 1922. 

Home Made Movies. Starring Ben Turpin. Directors, Ray Grey and Gus 

Mains. Released Oct., 1922. 
When Summer Comes. Featuring Billy Bevan and Mildred June. Director, 

Roy Del Ruth. Released Nov., 1922. 

SQUIRREL COMEDIES. Produced by Dr. Lillian Delger Powers. Distributed 
by Lee-Bradford Corp. Length, 1 reel. 
Baby Show in Squirrelville. Released Sept., 1922. 
Diary of a Nut. Released Dec. 1922. 

Squirrelville Movie Actors at Home. Released Jan., 1923. 
Squirrelville's Family Album. Released Nov., 1922. 
Whirl Through Squirrelville, A. Released Sept., 1922. 

AL ST. JOHN COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Fox. Star and direc- 
tor, Al St. John. Length, 2 reels. 
Alarm, The. Released Dec. 17, 1922. 
All Wet. Released Sept. 3, 1922. 
City Chap, The. Released Oct. 15, 19 22. 
Out of Place. Released Nov. 19. 1922. 
Young and Dumb. Released Jan. 28, 1923. 

SUNSHINE COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Fox. Length, 2 reels. 
Cupid's Elephant. Director, Noel Smith. Released Nov. 26, 1922, 
Dandy Dan. Director, Noel Smith. Released Oct. 1, 1922. 
Five Fifteen. The. Director, Slim Somerville. Released Jan. 21, 1923. 
Fresh Heir, The. Director, Ed. Kennedy. Released Dec. 10, 1922. 
Haunted House, The. Director. Earl Kenton. Released Oct. 29, 1922. 
Hello, Pardner. Director. Herman C. Raymaker. Released Feb. 18, 1923. 
Poor Fish, A. Director, Earl Kenton. Released Dec. 24, 1922. 
Poppy Love. Director, Tom Buckingham. Released Sept. 3, 1922. 
Ranch Romeo, The. Director, Slim Somerville. Released Nov. 12, 1D22. 



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Rides and Slides. Director, Herman C. Raymaker. Released Jan. 7, 19 28. 
Step Lively, Please. Director, Ed. Kennedy. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 
Tin Bronco, The. Director, John McDermott. Released Sept. 17, 1922. 
Wise Cracker, The. Director, Earl Kenton. Released Feb. 4, 1923. 



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roONEBVILLE COMEDIES. Produced by Betzwood Film Company. Distrib- 
uted by Educational Film Exchanges. Starring Dan Mason. Director. Ira 
M. Lowry. Length, 2 reels. 

Skipper's Sermon, The. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 

Toonerville Topics. Released Sept. 10, 1922. 

TWEEDY COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Sanford Productions. 
Starring Tweedy. Director, Marcel Perez. Length, 2 reels. 
Dog Gone It. Released Dec. 1, 1922. 
Don't Monkey. Released Nov. 1, 1922. 
Fire-Fire. Released Sept. 1, 1922. 
Friday, 13th. Released Feb. 1, 1923. 
Take a Tip. Released Oct. 1, 1922. 

Three o'clock in the Morning. Released Jan. 1, 1923. 

UNIVERSAL COMEDIES. Produced and distributed by Universal. Length. 1 
reel. 

Accidental Wealth. Starring Neely Edwards. Director, William Watson. 

Released Oct. 30, 1922. 
Aladdin, Jr. Starring Lewis Sargent. Director, Scott Darling. Released 

Dec. 25, 1922. 

Best Cellar, The. Starring Neely Edwards. Director, William Watson. Re- 
leased Jan. 1, 1923. 

Best Man, The. Starring Lewis Sargent. Director. Scott Darling. Released 
Feb. 19, 1923. 

Bully Pair, A. Featuring Molina and his bull. Director, Gil Pratt. Released 
Nov. 6, 1922. 

Dog Gone Day, A. Starring Lewis Sargent. Director, Scott Darling. Released 
Dec. 11, 1922. 

Doing 'Em Good. Starring Neely Edwards. Director, William Watson. Re- 
leased Oct. 16, 1922. 

Fool for Luck, A. Starring Lewis Sargent. Director, Scott Darling. Released 
Jan. 8, 1923. 

God Mothers, The. Starring Neely Edwards. Director, William Watson. Re- 
leased Feb. 26, 1923. 

Great Pearl Hunt, The. Starring Lewis Sargent. Director, Scott Darling. 
Released Jan. 22, 1923. 

His First Job. Starring Lewis Sargent. Director, Scott Darling. Released 
Sept. 25, 1922. 

Hoboes De Luxe. Starring Neely Edwards. Director, William Watson. Re- 
leased Jan. 29, 1923. 

Love Drops. Starring Neely Edwards. Director, William Watson. Released 
Oct. 2, 1922. 

Matinee Idles. Starring Neely Edwards. Director, William Watson. Released 
Sept. 4, 1922. 

Model Messenger, A. Starring Lewis Sargent. Director, Scott Darling. Re- 
leased Oct. 23, 1922. 

Off the Earth. Starring Neely Edwards. Director. William Watson. Re- 
leased Sept. 18. 1922. 

Once to Every Boy. Starring Lewis Sargent. Director. Scott Darling. Re- 
leased Oct. 9, 1922. 

Out of Order. Starring Neely Edwards. Director. William Watson. Re- 

Ipased Feb. 12. 1923. 
Rail Birds. Starring Neely Edwards. Director, William Watson. Released 

Dec. 4, 1922. 

Rip Snoring Night, A. Starring Lewis Sargent. Director, Scott Darling. 

Released Nov. 27. 1922. 
Some Service. Starring Neely Edwards. Director, William Watson Released 

Jan. 15, 1923 

Speed Boy, The. Starring Lewis Sargent. Director. Scott Darling. Released 
Nov. 13, 1922. 

Spuds. Starring Lewi* Sargent. Director, Scott Darling. Released Feb I 
1923 

Their Steady Job. Starring Neely Edwards. Director, William Watson. Re- 
leased Nov. 20. 1922. 

Where's the Parade? Starring Neely Edwards. Director, William Watson 
Released Dec. 18. 1922. 

Young Ideas. Starring Roy Atwell. Director, R. Morris. Released Sept. H 1922 



SCENIGS 



— B — 

BURR SCENICS. Distributed by Independent Exchanges. Length, one-half reel. 

Arcadian Meadows. Produced by W. A. Van Scoy. Lush Lowlands of tne 
Columbia River. Released Dec. 1, 1922. „ . 

Enchanted Valley, The. Produced by Rollin Lester Dixon. Box Canyon in 
California. Released Nov. 1, 1922. _ , 

Lake of Silence, The. Produced by Rollin Lester Dixon. Crater Lake, 
nature's phantasy in crags and color. Released Jan. 1, 1923. 

Teepe Town. Produced by W. A. Van Scoy. Indian village of long ago. Re- 
leased Feb. 1, 1923. 



— C — 

CANADIAN TRAVELOGUES. Produced by Associated Screen News. Distrib- 
uted by Lee-Bradford. Length, 1 reel. 
By the Still Waters. Released Jan. 15, 1923. 
Cruise of the Princess Maquinna. Released Oct. 1, 1922. 
Heap Busy Indian. Released Oct. 15. 1922. 
Lake Louise. Released Nov. 1, 1922. 
Millionnaires Without a Cent. Released Dec. 1, 1922. 
Mooseback Riding on the Miramichi. Released Nov. 15, 1922. 
Play Days at Banff. Released Sept. 15, 1922. 
Rediscovering French River. Released Dec. 15, 1922. 
Taking to the Tall Timbers. Released Feb. 1, 1923. 
Wild Western De Luxe. Released Jan. 1, 1923. 



— H — 

LYMAN H. HOWE'S HODGE PODGE. Produced by Lyman H. Howe. Distrib- 
uted by Educational Film Exchanges. Length, 1 reel. 
Garden of Geysers. Released Dec. 31, 1922. 
Hot Shots. Released Jan. 28. 1923. 
King Winter. Released Oct. 22, 1922. 
Mrs. Hippo. Released Feb. 26, 1923. 
Sea Elephants. Released Nov. 26, 1922. 



— P — 

PRIZMA COLOR PICTURES. Produced by Prlzma, Inc. Distributed by Stats 
Rights. Length, one-half reel. 

Dahlia, The. Scenes on a dahlia farm. Shows the planting, " crossing," 
" pinching " and " disbudding " of the flowers. Included are views of the 
fields and close-ups of many varieties of dahlias. Released Jan. 15, 1923. 

" I Know a Garden." A selection of garden scenes. Theme based ol 
Teschemacher's " I Know a Garden." Many of the scenes are from the 
famous gardens on the Duke estate in New Jersey. Especially adaptable 
to music. Released Oct. 16, 1922. 

Making of a Man, The. Shows the dally life of the cadets at United States 
Military Academy at West Point, their training In various branches. In- 
cludes a scene of dress parade. Released Dec. 15, 1922. 

Oases of the Sahara. Deals with the scattered desert communities in the 
heart of Algeria. Scenes of travelers crossing the sandy wastes Released 
Feb. 15, 1923. 

Old Glory. Traces the history of the American Flag from earliest days. In- 
cludes the story of Betsy Ross and the making of " Old Glory." The inci- 
dents leading to the writing of the " Star Spangled Banner " and its creation 
are also presented. Released Nov. 15, 1922., 

Palace of Kings, A. Hampton Court Palace, on the banks of the River 
Thames, Including " The Kyngees Beestes," the Palace Gardens, Great Basin 
and Fountain, the Maze and Long Canal. Released Feb. 1, 1923. 

Shades of Noah. A trip to the Zoo. Game pictures taken in various parts 
of the world supplemented with animal studies taken through the courtesy 
of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia. Released Dec. 1, 1922. 

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Time. Shows earliest methods of computing time. The evolution of time- 
pieces is traced through the various developments in clock and watch mak- 
ing up to the present-day models. Released Nov. 1, 1922. 

Torquay. Scenes of one of England's beauty spots, Torquay, Queen of South 
Devon. Shows the beauty of the beaches and the charms of rural South 
, England. Released Jan. 1, 1923. 



ROD AND GUN SERIES. Produced by Field and Stream. Distributed by 
Hodkinson. Length, 1 reel. 
Goose, The. Released Dec. 24, 1922. 
Quail. The. Released Jan. 21, 1923. 
Salmon Fishing. Released Feb. 18, 1923. 



VOICE OF THE LAND SERIES, THE. Produced by Geographic Films, Inc. 

Distributed by American Releasing Corp. Directed by Dr. J. E. Holley. 

Bible Lands as they are today. Length, 1 reel. 
Beersheba. Released Nov. 12, 1922. 
Beyond the Jordan. Released Oct. 29. 1922. 
Gibeah. Released Nov. 26, 1922. 
Hebron the Ancient. Released Nov. 5, 1922. 
Little Town of Bethlehem, The. Released Dec. 24, 1922. 
On the Road to Bethlehem. Released Dec. 17, 1922. 
Road to Jericho, The. Released Oct. 22, 1922. 
Samaria. Released Dec. 31, 1922. 
Shechem. Released Dec. 10, 1922. 
Shiloh. Released Dec. 3, 1922. 

Valley of Dry Bones, The. Released Nov. 19, 1922. 
Walls of Zion. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 



WILDERNESS TALES. Produced by Educational Films Corp. Supervision of 
Robert C. Bruce. Distributed by Educational Film Exchanges. Length, 
1 reel. 

Blanket Stiff. The. Released Oct. 8. 1922. 

By Lantern Light. Released Feb. 25, 1923. 

Drifters, The. Released Sept. 3. 1922. 

Natural Born Liar, The. Released Dec. 17, 1922. 

Pricklv Conscience. Released Jan. 21, 1923. 

Split Outfit, The. Released Nov. 1 2, 1922. 



FOX NEWS. Produced and distributed by Fox Film Corp. Issued twice a week, 
Sunday and Thursday. Length, 1 reel. 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS. Produced by International News Reel Corp. Dis- 
tributed by Universal. Issued twice a week, Tuesday and Friday. No. 70 
to No. 102 released from Sept. 1 to Dec. 22, 1922. No. 1 to No. 19 released 
from Dec. 26. 1922, to Feb. 27, 1923. Length. 1 reel. 

KINOGRAMS. Produced by Kinograms Publishing Company. Distributed by 

Educational Film Exchanges. Issued twice a week, Sunday and Thursday. 
Length, 1 reel. 

PATHE NEWS. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Issued twice n week. 

Wednesday and Saturday. No. 72 to No. 104 released from Sept. 6 to Dec. 
27. 1922. No. 1 to No. 18 released from Dec. 30. 1922, to Feb. 28, 1928 
Length, 1 reel. 



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BRAY ROMANCES. Produced by J. R. Bray. Distributed by Hodkinson. Series 
of scientific subjects. Length, 1 reel. 
Gambling: with the Gulf Stream. Released Feb. 4. 1923. 
Mystery Box, The. Director, J. A. Norling. Released Dec. 10, 1922. 
Sky Splitter, The. Director, J. A. Norling. Released Jan. 7, 1923. 

BURR'S NOVELTY REVIEW. Produced by C. C. Burr. Distributed by Inde- 
pendent Exchanges. Consists of an animated cartoon and advanoed women's 
fashions in color, with one or two other subjects added. Released monthly. 
Length, 1 reel. 



— E — 

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALS. Distributed by Educational Film Exchanges. 

Enchanted City, The. Produced and directed by Warren A. Newcombe. Re- 
leased Oct. 1, 1922. Length, 1 reel. 

Man vs. Beast. Produced by Louis Shuman. Released Oct. 29, 1922. Length, 
2 reels. 

Message of Emile Coue, The. Produced by Motion Picture Arts, Inc. With 
Emile Coue. Director. John L. McCutcheon. Released Feb. 18, 1923. Length, 
2 reels. 

Via Radio. Produced under supervision of Scientific American. Released 
Dec. 10, 1922. Length, 1 reel. 

EX-KAISER IN EXILE, THE. Produced by Fred E, Hamlin. Distributed by 
Hodkinson. Released Feb. 28, 1923. Length, 2 reels. 



— F — 



FEDERATED SCREEN REVIEW. Produced by Lester Soman. Distributed by 
Federated Film Exchanges. Released every two weeks. Length, 1 reel. 

FOX EDUCATIONALS. Produced and distributed by Fox. Length, 1 reel. 

Released Sept. 24, 1922. Released Nov. 2G, 1922. 

Alligator Hunting and Farming. Old Spain. 

Thrills and Spills. Pekin Ducks. 

Volcanoes of the World. Camphor. 

Water Sports. Bird Life. 

A Story of Ice. Bits of Europe. 

Ancient Rome. The Runaway Dog. 

FUN FROM THE PRESS. Produced by Literary Digest. Distributed by Hod- 
kinson. Issued weekly. Length, 1 reel. 



— I — 

INDUSTRIAL ARTFILMS. Produced by Kiser Studios. Distributed by Pathe. 

Director, Fred H. Kiser. 
Fleeced for Gold. Analysis of the sheep industry, beginning under the guise 

of romance. Released Dec. 17, 1922. Length, 1 reel. 
Price of Progress, The. Depicting the hardships and efforts of man to triumph 

over nature's obstacles in the far west. Released Nov. 19, 1922. Length, 2 

reels. 

Royal Chinook, The. Background of country surrounding locations (Columbia 
River) where salmon industry is carried on. Released Jan. 14, 1923. Length, 
1 reel. 

— M — 

HY MAYER TRAVELAUGHS. Produced by Hy Mayer. Distributed by Film 
Booking Offices. Length, 1 reel. 
Such Is Life Among the Idlers of Paris. Released Sept. 10, 1922. 
Such Is Life in a Dutch County Fair. Released Nov. 5, 1922. 
Such Is Life in Busy London. Released Oct. 22, 1922. 
Such Is Life in London. Released Oct, 8, 1922. 
Such Is Life in the Riveria. Released Sept. 24, 1922. 



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MIRK OK, THE. Produced by International News Reel Corp. Distributed by 
Universal. Novelty reel made up of famous events of tbe past, length, 1 
reel. 

Mirror No. 1. McKinley's Inauguration. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 

Mirror No. 2. San Francisco Fire. Released Nov. 13, 1922. 

Mirror No. 3. Birth of Aviation, The. Released Dec. 4, 1922. 

Mirror No. 4. Last Days of King Edward VII or Coronation of King George V. 

Released Dec. 18, 1922. 

— 0 — 

OFFICIAL, URBAN MOVIE CHATS. Official screen publication of the M. P. 
T. O. A. Produced by Charles Urban. Distributed by Hodkinson. Issued 
once a week. Length, 1 reel. 

— P — 

PATHE REVIEW. Produced and distributed by Pathe. Issued once a week. 
No. 171 to No. 188 released from Sept. 3 to Dec. 31, 1922. No. 1 to No. 8 
released from Jan. 7 to Feb. 25, 1923. Length, 1 reel. 



— S — 

SCREEN SNAPSHOTS. Produced by Screen Snapshots, Inc. Distributed by 
Pathe. Released every other week. No. 8 to No. 20 released from Sept. 10. 

1922, to Feb. 25, 1923. Length, 1 reel. 

SHADOWLAND SCREEN REVIEW. Produced in co-operation with Brewster 

Publications. Distributed by Storey Pictures, Inc. Depicting stars of 

stage, screen, dance and other arts, at home, work and play. Released 
every two weeks. Length, 1 reel. 

SPORT REVIEW. Produced by Jack Eaton. Distributed by Goldwyn. Length, 
1 reel. 

Mass Play. Picturization of mass athletics at the Culver Military School 

in Indiana. Released Sept. 17. 1922. 
Northwest Mounted. Shows the rigorous training undergone by Canada's 

famous police. Released Oct. 15, 1922. 
Trail and Stirrup. A horseback trip through the Rocky Mountains. Released 

Oct. 1, 1922. 

Vacation Cocktail, A. Delights of the Canadian Rockies as a vacation resort. 

Released Sept. 3, 1922. 

STARLAND REVUE. Produced by Jack Cohn. Distributed by Film Booking 
Offices. Released every other week. Length, 1 reel. 

— T — 

TOPICS OF THE DAY. Produced by Timely Films. Inc. Distributed by Pathe. 
Released weekly. No. 36 to No. 55 released from Sept. 3, 1922, to Jan. 14, 

1923. No. 3 to No. 8 released from Jan. 21 to Feb. 25, 1923. Short reel. 

— U — 

URBAN POPULAR CLASSICS. Produced by Charles Urban. Distributed by 
Vltagraph. Length, 1 reel. 



THE AGE OF A PICTURE 

A good production is never old until it has played 
your theatre. 

Lots of subjects which have proved winners are 
available. 

Look over the Guide and select a few — then take 
advantage of the exploitation suggestions. 



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"THE CHECK-UP" : 



" The Check-Up " is a presentation in the briefest and most convenient form 
of reports received from exhibitors in every part of the country on current fea- 
tures, which makes it possible for the exhibitor to see what the picture has done 
for other theatre managers. 



The first column following: the name of the feature represents the number of 
managers that have reported the picture as " Poor." The second column gives 
the number who considered it "Fair "; the third, the number who considered it 
" Good and the fourth column, those who considered it " Big:." 



The fifth column is a percentage figure giving: the average rating on that fea- 
ture, obtained by the following method: A report of "Poor" is rated at 20%; 
one of "Fair," 40%; "Good," 70%; and "Big," 100%. The percentage ratings 
of all of these reports on one picture are then added together, and divided by 
the number of reports, giving the average percentage — a figure which represents 
the consensus of opinion on that picture. In this way exceptional cases, reports 
which might be misleading taken alone, and such individual differences of opin- 
ion are averaged up and eliminated. 



No picture is included in the list which has not received at least ten reports. 



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His Wife's Husband 




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Jan of the Big Snows 


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My Old Kentucky Home... 


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Don't Doubt Your Wife 


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Grandma's Boy 






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Lady Godiva 




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Woman Wake Up 


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East is West 


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Eternal Flame, The 


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Fool's First 


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Infidel, The 


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Kindred of the Dust 




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Oliver Twist 




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Omar, the Tentmaker 


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One Clear Call 




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Pilgrim, The 






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Primitive Lover, The 




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Question of Honor, A 




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Rose o' the Sea 


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Adam and Eva 

Adam's Rib 

Anna Ascends 

Bachelor Daddy, A 

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Beauty Shop, The . 5 

Beauty's Worth — 

Beyond the Rocks 4 

Blood and Sand — 

Bobbed Hair 15 

Bonded Woman, The 2 

Borderland 1 

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Burning Sands 1 

Clarence — 

Cowboy and the Lady, The . . 1 

Cradle, The — 

Crimson Challenge, The 1 

Dark Secrets 1 

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Dictator, The — 

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Face in the Fog, The 3 

Find the Woman 2 

Forever (Peter Ibbetson) .... 7 

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Good Provider, The — 

Green Temptation, The — 

Heart Specialist. The 1 

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6,165 ft. 


3 


12 




61 


4,768 ft 


5 


48 


2 


68 


6,229 ft. 


3 


43 


3 


70 


5,101 ft. 


2 


36 


3 


70 


6,764 ft. 


2 


30 


18 


80 


7,155 ft. 


4 


35 


2 


69 


5,612 ft. 


2 


13 


8 


78 


7,865 ft. 


4 


23 


7 


72 


7.074 ft. 


2 


23 


1 


63 


7,352 ft. 


3 


13 


5 


74 


5.594 ft. 


1 


30 


1 


70 


6.895 ft. 




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80 


9 061 ft. 


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5,795 ft. 



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Man Who Saw Tomorrow, The 1 

My American Wife — 

Nice People 1 

Nobody's Money — 

North of the Rio Grande. .. 1 

Old Homestead, The — • 

On the High Seas 2 

Ordeal, The 3 

Our Leading Citizen — 

Outcast — 

Over the Border 2 

Pink Gods — 

Pride of Palomar, The — 

Racing Hearts — 

Singed Wings 1 

Siren Call, The 1 

Sleep Walker, The — 

South of Suva 2 

Thirty Days 2 

Through a Glass Window .... 1 

To Have and To Hold — 

Top of New York, The — 

Travelin' On 3 

Truthful Liar, The 1 

Valley of Silent Men, The 1 

When Knighthood Was in 

Flower — 

While Satan Sleeps — 

White Flower, The — 



Woman Who Walked Alone 



The — 

World's Applause, The 2 

World's Champion, The . 2 

Young Diana, The 3 

Young Rajah, The 6 



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Boy Crazy — 

Colleen of the Pines — 

Fatal Marriage, The — 

First Woman, The — 

Gay and Devilish — 

Glory of Clementina, The 4 

Good Men and True 1 

Hound of the Baskervilles . 3 



5 


32 


3 


68 


6,993 ft. 




20 


11 


81 


6,061 ft. 


9 


60 


4 


68 


6,244 ft. 


2 


6 


2 


70 


5,584 ft. 


3 


41 


1 


67 


4,770 ft. 


1 


64 


7 


72 


7,696 ft. 


2 


23 


4 


69 


5,050 ft. 


6 


28 


1 


61 


4,592 ft. 


4 


33 


3 


70 


6,634 ft. 


2 


27 


1 


70 


7,390 ft. 


8 


35 


2 


64 


6,837 ft. 


10 


35 




64 


7,062 ft. 




29 


6 


76 


7,494 ft. 




8 


2 


76 


5,691 ft. 


1 


22 


7 


75 


7,788 ft. 


7 


26 




63 


5,417 ft. 


5 


15 





65 


5 reels 




18 


1 


67 


4,639 ft. 


4 


18 


5 


65 


4,930 ft. 


1 


11 


1 


66 


4,490 ft. 




42 


18 


80 


7,518 ft. 


5 


24 


2 


67 


5,148 ft. 


6 


26 




61 


6,267 ft. 


5 


8 




58 


5,243 ft. 


2 


29 




67 


6,541 ft. 




19 


76 


94 


11,618 ft. 


4 


34 


4 


71 


6.069 ft. 


2 


8 


2 


70 


5,731 ft. 


2 


46 


1 


69 


5,947 ft. 


2 


21 


6 


71 


6,526 ft. 


8 


35 


2 


64 


5,030 ft. 


1 


28 


1 


66 


6,744 ft. 


1 


34 


8 


68 


7,705 ft. ( 


2 


23 




68 


5.063 ft. 


6 


13 




61 


4,735 ft. 


3 


9 




64 


4.686 ft. 




10 




70 


4.959 ft. 


3 


15 




65 


4,777 ft. 


2 


16 




59 


5,476 ft. 


6 


20 


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64 


5.267 ft. 


2 


11 


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If I Were Queen — 

In the Name of the Law 1 

Kick Back, The 4 

My Dad 1 

Queen of the Turf, The 8 

Sheik of Araby, The 2 

Snow Shoe Trail, The — 

Son of the Wolf, The 7 

Thelma — 

Third Alarm, The — 

Understudy, The — 

Up and At *Em 1 

Vermillion Pencil, The — 

FOX 

Arabian Love — 

Boss of Camp "4" — 

Crusader, The — 

Do and Dare — 

Fast Mail, The 1 

Fighting Streak, The 1 

Fool There Was, A — 

For Big Stakes 1 

Honor First 2 

Iron to Gold — 

Just Tony 2 

Lights of New York 10 

Lights of the Desert 1 

Men of Zanzibar, The — 

Money To Burn — 

Monte Cristo — 

Moonshine Valley 1 

My Friend The Devil 1 

Nero 1 

New Teacher, The 1 

Oathbound — 

Pardon My Nerve — 

Ragged Heiress, The 1 

Rough Shod — 

Self-Made Man. A 4 

Shackles of Gold 3 

Silver Wings 1 

Stage Romance, A 14 

Strength of the Pines — 

Tom Mix in Arabia 2 



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23 


2 


69 


6,092 ft. 


3 


73 


16 


74 


6,200 ft. 


11 


25 


2 


60 


5,160 ft. 


5 


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64 


5 reels 


2 


22 




56 


4,823 ft. 


2 


13 


1 


63 


4,357 ft. 




13 




70 


5,382 ft. 


8 


16 


1 


54 


4,790 ft. 


2 


11 


2 


70 


6,479 ft. 




11 


18 


88 


7,000 ft. 


1 


12 




67 


5 reels 


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10 





61 


5 reels 


3 


17 




66 


5,012 ft. 


3 


39 


1 


69 


5 reels 




12 


I 


72 


4,235 ft. 


1 


9 


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67 


4,780 ft. 


2 




15 


67 


4,944 ft. 


1 


48 


6 


71 


6 reels 


1 


34 




68 


5 reels 


5 


43 


^_ 


67 


6,604 ft. 




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69 


5 reels 


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14 





60 


5 reels 


5 


30 




66 


5 reels 


1 


46 


6 


71 


6 reels 


10 


12 


2 


46 


5,581 ft. 


2 


17 




65 


5 reels 




10 


j 


70 


5 reels 


2 


10 




65 


5 reels 




63 


7 


73 


9,828 ft. 


4 


26 




65 


5 reels 


4 


23 


4 


69 


9,555 ft. 


2 


23 


8 


74 


11,500 ft. 


2 


12 


1 


66 


5 reels 


3 


20 


1 


67 


5 reels 




29 




70 


5 reels 


2 


12 




64 


5 reels 


1 


28 


2 


71 


5 reels 


2 


7 




50 


5 reels 


3 


17 




60 


6 reels 


2 


24 


1 


68 


9 reels 


2 


26 


1 


53 


7 reels 


3 


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65 


5 reels 


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11 


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Town That Forgot God, The. — 



Trooper O'Neil — 

Up and Going 1 

Very Truly Yours — 

Western Speed 1 

West of Chicago — 

Who Are My Parents? — 

Without Fear 1 

Yellow Stain, The . . . . — 

Yosemite Trail, The — 

GOLDWYN 

Always the Woman 7 

Blind Bargain, The 1 

Broken Chains 3 

Brothers Under the Skin — 

Christian, The -— 

Come On Over — 

Dust Flower, The 1 

Gimmie — 

Golden Dreams 4 

Head Over Heels 2 

Hungry Hearts 1 

Mad Love — 

Mr. Barnes of New York .... 6 

Remembrance 7 

Sherlock Holmes 1 

Sin Flood, The 2 

Stranger's Banquet, The .... — 



Wall Flower, The — 

When Romance Rides — 

Yellow Men and Gold — 

HODKINSON 

Free Air — . 

Gray Dawn, The 1 

Headless Horseman, The .... — 

Heart's Haven 1 

No Trespassing — 

Slim Shoulders 1 



AL LICHTMAN CORP. 

Hero, The — 

Rich Men's Wives — 

Shadows — 

Thorns and Orange Blossoms — 





3 


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1 


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1 


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38 




67 


5 reels 


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10 




67 


5 reels 




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17 


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72 


4 694 ft. 


2 


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70 


8 361 ft. 


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10 




68 


5 reels 


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2 


13 




51 


5,462 ft. 


1 


12 


1 


67 


4,473 ft. 


4 


15 


2 


62 


6,190 ft. 


5 


21 


5 


70 


4,961 ft. 


1 


6 


17 


90 


8,333 ft. 


1 


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69 


5,486 ft. 


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47 


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63 


5,644 ft. 


4 


38 


11 


73 


8,233 ft. 


2 


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5 


70 


5,205 ft. 


1 


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76 


6,842 ft. 


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70 


5.003 ft. 


1 


36 


2 


72 


5,461 ft. 




20 




70 


5,600 ft. 


1 


16 




66 


5,600 ft. 


1 


28 


7 


75 


6,145 ft. 


2 


15 




64 


5.275 ft. 


4 


10 




62 


7,195 ft. 


1 


30 




68 


6,783 ft. 




10 


1 


73 


6,800 ft. 




60 


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71 


7,040 ft. 


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7,136 ft. 


4 


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All the Brothers Were Valiant. 

Broadway Rose 

Don't Write Letters 

Enter Madame 

Face Between, The ... 

Fascination 

Five Dollar Baby, The 

Forget-Me-Not 

Forgotten Law, The 

Glass Houses 

Hands of Nara, The 

Hate 

Hearts Aflame 

I Can Explain 

Jazzmania 

June Madness 

Kisses 

Love in the Dark 

Missing Husbands 

Peg O' My Heart 

Prisoner of Zenda, The 

Quincy Adams Sawyer 

Seeing's Believing 

Sherlock Brown 

Stroke of Midnight, The 

They Like 'Em Rough 

Trifling Women 

Youth to Youth 

PATHE 

Dr. Jack 

Isle of Zorda, The 

Nanook of the North 

PLAYGOERS 

Tracks 

SELZNICK 

Channing of the Northwest . .. . 
Evidence 

iohn Smith 
.ove Is An Awful Thing 

Love's Masquerade 

One Week of Love 

Pawned 

Reckless Youth 






2 


9 


2 


71 


6,265 ft. 





5 


45 


5 


71 


6 reels 


4 


1 


10 





55 


6 reels 


3 


3 


16 


11 


63 


6 reels 


1 


1 


9 





62 


6 reels 


1 


1 


51 


2 


69 


8 reels 


2 


3 


39 





66 


6 reels 


1 





18 





67 


6 reels 





3 


6 


1 


66 


7 reels 





1 


31 


2 


71 


6 reels 


4 


1 


8 




52 


6 reels 


2 


2 


7 


1 


59 


6 reels 




1 


6 


6 


82 


7 reels 


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4.9 


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7 


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4 


13 


2 


67 


6 reels 


3 


2 


11 




57 


6 reels 




2 


7 


1 


69 


6 reels 


3 




10 




59 


7 reels 


— 


— 


10 


14 


87 


6 reels 






54 


13 


76 


8 reels 





4 


20 


8 


74 


6 reels 


3 


2 


10 




58 


6 reels 


1 


4 


12 




64 


6 reels 


3 




6 


j 


58 


6 reels 


2 


1 


18 


1 


65 


6 reels 




2 


30 


11 


76 


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3 


8 




64 


6 reels 






18 


45 


91 


5 reels 




1 


17 


1 


70 


9 reels 


1 


2 


61 


9 


72 


6 reels 


1 


1 


8 




62 


5,466 ft. 


3 




15 




64 


4,725 ft. 


1 


1 


18 




66 


4,642 ft. 


1 




12 




66 


6,050 ft. 


2 


3 


27 


2 


66 


6,853 ft. 




1 


12 


1 


68 


4,300 ft. 


1 




27 


9 


76 


6,960 ft. 




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7 


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71 


4,973 ft. 


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Reported Missing 

Under Oath 

Woman of No Importance .... 

STATE RIGHTS 

Beautiful and Damned 

Determination 

Flesh and Blood 

Heroes of the Street 

I Am the Law 

Man From Hell's River, The . . 
More to Be Pitied than Scorned 
Rags to Riches 



Sure Fire Flint 2 

What's Wrong With the Women — 

Worldly Madonna, A 3 

World's a Stage, The 1 

Your Best Friend — 



UNITED ARTISTS 

Douglas Fairbanks in Robin 

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Fair Lady — 

Man Who Played God, The — 

One Exciting Night — 

Orphans of the Storm — 

Tailor-Made Man, A — 

Tess of the Storm Country .... — 

UNIVERSAL 



Afraid to Fight 1 

All Night — 

Altar Stairs, The — 

Another Man's Shoes — 

Bearcat. The 3 

Black Bag. The 1 

Broad Daylight 1 

Caught Bluffing — 

Confidence — 

Dangerous Little Demon 2 

Don't Shoot — 

Flame of Life, The — 

Flaming Hour. The — 

Flirt. The — 



2 


9 


— 


67 


4,665 ft. 


2 


76 


2 


70 


6,900 ft. 




31 


2 


72 


5,000 ft. 


7 


14 


1 


60 


5,234 ft. 


3 


17 


4 


70 


7 reels 


1 


8 


— 


62 


8,807 ft. 


— 


14 


2 


74 


6 reels 


2 


20 


8 


76 


7 reels 


4 


30 


3 


70 


6 reels 


5 


12 


1 


62 


5 reels 


1 


12 


2 


68 


5,800 ft. 


2 


31 


10 


76 


7 reels 




23 


3 


69 


6 reels 


6 


22 


4 


63 


7,254 ft. 


1 


18 




62 


5,200 ft. 


2 


5 


2 


65 


5,700 ft. 


3 


10 


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65 


7 reels 





6 


48 


97 


10,680 ft. 


5 


16 





66 


6,400 ft. 


— 


20 


3 


74 


5,800 ft. 


2 


17 


27 


86 


11 reels 


5 


53 


14 


73 


12 reels 


2 


30 


9 


75 


8,469 ft. 


— 


14 


42 


92 


9,639 ft. 


2 


44 


2 


69 


4,429 ft. 


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13 




68 


5 reels 


2 


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64 


5 reels 


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10 


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67 


5 reels 




26 




65 


4,538 ft. 


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4,343 ft. 


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5 reels 




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70 


5 reels 


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5 reels 


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4.751 ft. 




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5,130 ft. 


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Girl Who Ran Wild, The 





1 


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68 


5 reels 


Her Night of Nights 


1 


5 


13 


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59 


4,450 ft. 


Human Hearts 


1 


1 


59 


3 


70 


7 reels 


Jilt, The 


2 


2 


5 


1 


59 


5 reels 


Kentucky Derby, The 


— 


3 


31 


11 


76 


6 reels 


Kissed 


— 


1 


14 


— 


70 


4,231 ft. 


Lavander Bath Lady, The 


— 


5 


6 


— 


56 


5 reels 


Loaded Door, The 


— 


— 


20 


1 


70 


4,430 ft. 


Lone Hand, The 


— 


— 


14 


4 


75 


5 reels 


Long Chance, The 


— 


1 


19 


— 


69 


5 reels 


Man to Man 


— 


1 


56 


2 


71 


6,629 ft. 


Man Under Cover, The 


— 


2 


22 


— 


67 


4,566 ft. 


Man Who Married His Own 














Wife 


— 


— 


25 


— 


70 


4,313 ft. 


Married Flapper, The 


— 


1 


24 


— 


69 


4,662 ft. 


One Wonderful Night 


— 


2 


8 


1 


69 


5 reels 


Out of the Silent North 


— 


2 


24 


— 


68 


4,343 ft. 


Paid Back 


1 


2 


16 


— 


64 


4,920 ft. 


Second Hand Rose 


1 


3 


23 


— 


65 


5 reels 


Step On It V . . 


1 


1 


27 


1 


69 


5 reels 


Storm, The 


— 


1 


87 


14 


74 


8 reels 


Top o' the Morning 


1 


1 


12 


2 


69 


5 reels 


Tracked To Earth 


— 


— 


25 


— 


70 


4,477 ft. 


Trap, The 


— 


8 


45 


4 


68 


5,481 ft. 


Trimmed 


— 


1 


32 


— 


70 


4,583 ft. 


Trouper. The 


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3 


12 


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54 


4,480 ft. 


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CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF THEATRES 

ATTRACTIVENESS FOR COMBINED THEATRE AND STORE FRONT. 

An article by P. S. Laurence of the National Terra Cotta Society dealing 
with the possibilities of designing the theatre front to serve as a feature for 
adding to the popularity of the theatre. 

References : October 21, 1922, page 2077. 

CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF MODERN THEATRES. 

Special Supplement — A complete and comprehensive treatment of the salient 
features of theatre construction, remodelling and equipping of modern theatres, 
prepared by Thomas W. Lamb. Recommendations and procedure for the 
selection of the site, financing, building, etc., are given, along with many 
theatre diagrams and photographs. The advertising contained in this special 
supplement serves in part as a theatre directory. 

References: April 21, 1923, pages 1921-1952. 

EXPLAINS PRIME FACTOR IN ACOUSTIC TROUBLES IS REVERBERA- 
TION. 

Extracts from an address by Paul E. Sabine before the Academy of Science 
on the various factors entering into the proper acoustic designs for theatres ; 
also the prime factors in troubles commonly encountered are pointed out. 

References : December 23, 1922, page 3242. 

MASONRY IN THEATRE CONSTRUCTION REQUIRES STUDY FOR 
ECONOMY. 

An article giving in detail the salient points and procedure for the design 
and erection of foundations for theatre to insure reliable and sound construe 
tion by H. Robins Burroughs, consulting engineer. 

References: November 18, 1922, page 2571. 

MOTION PICTURE THEATRE PLANS AWARDED FIRST PLACE IN 
COMPETITION. 

Layouts of theatres awarded first place in architectural competition for plans 
for motion picture theatre. 

References : September 30, 1922, page 1G56. 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING IMPORTANT IN THEATRE CONSTRUCTION. 

Detailed explanation of the procedure to be followed and the important 
points to be considered in theatre construction, giving the assurance of a sound 
building, by H. Robins Burroughs, theatre engineer. 

References : December 30, 1922, page 3419. 

ELECTRIC DISPLAY SIGNS 

CHOICE OF ELECTRIC SIGN FOR MOTION PICTURE THEATRE. 

Second of a series of articles by J. If. Shute. Illuminating Engineer, on 
electric signs for motion picture theatres. Many valuable recommendations 
and data are contained in these articles. 

References : January 27, 1923, page 485. 

CHOOSING CORRECT LAMP FOR MOTION PICTURE THEATRE SIGNS. 

Concluding article of the series by J. M. Shute, Illuminating Engineer, on 
electric signs for motion picture theatres. There has never been presented for 
the exhibitor more expert and complete data on this phase of exploitation 
than is contained in this senas. • 

References: February 10, 1923, page 727. 

HOW TO DIVERT CLIENTELE TO THEATRES NOT ON MAIN STREET. 

The third of a series of articles on electric signs in motion picture theatres 
by J. M. Shute, Illuminating Engineer, setting forth suggestions and rules to 
exploit theatres through the use of electric signs. 

References: February 1928, page 599. 

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GREAT IMPORTANCE OF ELECTRIC SIGNS IN SUCCESS OF THEATRE. 

This is the first of a series of articles in lighting of the exteriors of motion 
picture theatres for purposes of exploitation. Articles prepared by J. M. Shute, 
Illuminating Engineer, appear in the issues of January 13th, page 217 ; January 
27th, page 485 ; February 3rd, page 599 ; February 10th, page 737. 

References : January 13, 1923, page 217. 

EXPLOITATION — MECHANICAL 

BUSINESS INCREASES THIRTY PER CENT; EXPLOITATION COST ONLY 
SIX DOLLARS. 

A description with detailed drawing of the exploitation display used for 
the lobby in the advertising of the picture " Burning Sands." This mechanical 
apparatus can be constructed at the cost of only $6.00. 

References : December 23, 1922, page 3242. 

EXHIBITOR BRINGS PHYSICAL CHARMS OF THEATRE TO PATRONS' 
ATTENTION. 

The Miller Theatre, Wichita, Kan., introduces a short house organ, bringing 
to the attention of the clientele the physical charms of the theatre. 
References: September 16, 1922, page 1406. 

HOW TO CONSTRUCT LOBBY DISPLAY WITH REALISTIC NORTHERN 
FOREST STREAM. 

A description with photographs and drawings of a mechanical lobby display 
for the exploitation of the picture " I Am the Law." 
References : October 14, 1922, page 1922. 

MECHANICAL LOBBY DISPLAY EMBODIES GREAT AMOUNT OF ACTION. 

R. R. Russell of Loew's Palace, Memphis, Tenn., explains with the aid of 
diagrams a striking mechanical lobbv display for "Across the Continent." 

References : September 16, 1922, page 1406. 

FIRE PROTECTION 

MAKING THE THEATRE FIREPROOF AND REDUCING THE INSURANCE 
RATE. 

A general description of the fire hazards and losses of theatres and also 
precautions and equipment recommendable to give insurance against fires, 
pointing out the saving in the reduction of the insurance rates through that 
procedure. By J. Donald Pryor, Grinnell Company, Inc. 

References : September 2, 1922, page 1179. 

FILM SPLICING 

METHOD EMPLOYED FOR, SPLICING NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE FILM. 

Paper before the Society of Motion Picture Engineers by J. H. McNabb on 
the development and use of film splicing machines. It is also pointed out in 
this article the proper and improper methods of splicing film. 

References: February 17, 1923, page 855. 

LIGHTING THE THEATRE 

ILLUMINATION IN AUDITORIUM VITALLY AFFECTS SCREEN BRIGHT- 
NESS. 

A few of the vitally important phases are set forth for the correct illumina- 
tion of the auditorium, pointing out the harmful effect of improper illumination. 
References: September 23, 1922, page 1523. 

LIGHTING FOR THE VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE THEATRE. 

An article dealing with the various phases of lighting for the interior and 
exterior of the motion picture theatre. The apparatus recommendable for 
lighting is also described. The paper presented by J. L. Stair before the Society 
Of Motion Picture Engineers is continued in the issue of December 2nd, page 
2819. 

References : November 25, 1922, page 2701. 

LIGHTING FOR THE VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE THEATRE. 

Conclusion of the article on the lighting for the interior and exterior of tbe 
motion picture theatre by J. L. Stair presented before the Society of Motion 
Picture Engineers. 

References : December 2, 1922, page 2819. 

WHAT LIGHT IS AND SOME OF ITS PECULIAR CHARACTERISTICS. 

An explanation of the fundamentals of light which makes possible a general 
understanding of this subject. By Maurice Bart Bloom, Esq., Chairman of 
the Board of Optics, Ltd., London, England. 

References : September 16, 1922, page 1405. 



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MAZDA LAMP PROJECTION 

INCANDESCENT LAMP PROJECTION SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT. 

A special supplement devoted to the incandescent lamp projection (Mazda 
projection), putting forth the claims for the advantages of this type of 
apparatus. 

Inferences : February 10, 1923, page 721. 

MOTION PICTURE PHOTOGRAPHY 

FASCINATION OF CINEMATOGRAPHY MAKES STRONG UNIVERSAL 
APPEAL. 

Extracts from the book " Motion Picture Photography," by Carl Louis 
Gregory. This installment (Chapter II) deals with motion picture photog- 
raphy in a general manner. Extracts from the book by Carl L. Gregory 
appear in the issues dated February 10th, page 741 ; February 24th, page 959 ; 
March 10th, page 1202 ; March 24th. page 1478 ; April 7th. page 1708. 

References : February 10, page 741. 

FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHT FOR UNDERSTANDING OF CINEMATOG- 
RAPHY. 

Extract from the book " Motion Picture Photography," by Carl L. Gregory. 
This installment (Chapter III) gives an explanation of the fundamentals of 
.light for the thorough understanding of motion picture photography. 

References : February 24, 1923, page 959. 

FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHT FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY. 

Chapter III (continued) of the book "Motion Picture Photography." by Carl 
L. Gregory. This installment deals with the fundamentals of light for motion 
picture photographv. Several illustrations are used to clarify the explanation. 

References : March 10, 1923, page 1202. 

FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHT FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY. 

Chapter III (continued) of book "Motion Picture Photography," bv Carl L. 
Gregory. Continuation of article on relation of principles of physics to 
photography. 

References : March 24. 1923, page 1478. 

PROJECTION AND PERTAINING SUBJECTS 

CONSTANT POTENTIAL GENERA TORS FOR MOTION PICTURE PRO- 
JECTION. 

A paper before the Society of Motion Picture Engineers by A. M. Candy, 
Engineering Dept. of the Westinghouse Elec. & Mfg. Co., discussing the develop- 
ment of the constant potential motor generator for producing satisfactory 
results in projecting motion pictures. 

References : October 28, 1922, page 2197. 

CURVES FOR EQUIVALENT FOCUS OF OBJECTIVE THROW AND 
PICTURE SIZE. 

A lens chart enabling the selection of the proper objective lens for any 
given length of throw and size of picture and vice versa. This chart may be 
employed in the place of the lens table. 

References: October 21, 1922, page 2082. 

HOME-MADE TIME SWITCH. 

Detailed explanation with diagram for the construction of an automatic 
time switch for use in connection with the theatre. 

References: October 14, 1922, page 1928. 

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE CORRECT SCREEN ILLUMINATION 
FOR THE THEATRE. 

A description of the loot candle meter, an instrument for the easy deter- 
mination of the amount of illumination thrown on the projection screen. It 
is recommended that exhibitors make use of this device. 

References : December 2, 1922, page 2830. 

PROPERTIES OF THE COMPONENT ELEMENTS FOR PROJECTION. 

Conclusion of the series of articles on motion picture projection with Bfasda 
Jamps by 11. II. Magdslck and C. E. Egeler, National Lamp Works of the 
G. E Co. This series of articles appeared in the issues of June 24th. page 
3352 ; July 1st, page 98 ; July 8th, page 204 ; July 15th, page 293 ; July 22nd, 
page 428; August 12th, page 798; August 19th. page 980; August 2«th, page 
1064; September 2nd, page 1182; under ibis brad explaining the advantages 
and best method for using the G. E. equipment for Ma /da limp projection. 

References: September 2, 1922, page 1182. 



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OUr USE OE SERIES OE ARTICLES FOR COURSE IN ELECTRICITY. 

This is a brief outline of a course (Lesson 1 — Part 1) in simplified elec 
tricity for projectionists which appear in the subsequent issues of the News. 
The subject of electricity is very thoroughly treated in these articles, which 
appear in the issues dated February 17th, page 858 ; March 3rd, page 1084 ; 
March 10th, page 1206 ; March 17th, page 1320 ; March 24th, page 1480 ; 
March 31st, page 1G00 ; April 7th, page 1710. 

References : February 17, 1923, page 858. 

SIMPLIFIED ELECTRICITY FOR PROJECTIONISTS. 

Lesson 1 — Part II (Electrical Units) — the second installment of the series 
of articles on simplified electricity for projectionists. This article deals with 
simple electrical units. 

References : March 3, 1923, page 1804. 

SIMPLIFIED ELECTRICITY FOR PROJECTIONISTS. 

Lesson 2 — Part I (The Laws of Magnetism) — the third of a series on 
simplified electricity for the projectionist, in which is taken up a thorough and 
simple treatment of the laws governing electrical magnetism. 

References : March 10, 1923, page 1206. 

SIMPLIFIED ELECTRICITY FOR PROJECTIONISTS. 

Lesson 2 — Part I (continued) — (The Laws of Magnetism) — A continuation 
of the article on the laws of magnetism, which article is part of the series on 
a comprehensive treatment of simplified electricity for projectionists. 

References: March 17, 1923, page 1320. 

SIMPLIFIED ELECTRICITY FOR PROJECTIONISTS. 

Lesson 2 — Part II (Electrical Inductance) of the series of articles on 
simplified electricity for projectionists, dealing with the subject of inductance, 
together with several diagrams for further explanation. 

References : March 24, 1923, page 1480. 

SIMPLIFIED ELECTRICITY FOR PROJECTIONISTS. 

Lesson 3 — Part I (Direct Current Circuits). — In this installment of the 
series of articles is explained the fundamentals of direct current circuits. 

References : March 31, 1923, page 1600. 

USE OF LENS TABLE FOR FINDING SIZE OF PICTURE, LENS AND 
THROW. 

A complete lens table enabling the selection of the proper projection lens 
for a given size picture and distance of throw and vice versa. 
References : September 30, 1922, page 1660. 

YOUR PROJECTION DEPARTMENT A DECIDED ASSET OR LIABILITY. 

An article pointing out the value of an up-to-date projection department in 
its drawing power for a steady clientele for the theatre. 

References : December 9, 1922, page 2957. 

PHOTOGRAPHS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THEATRES 

DEPARTURE TO ROMAN DESIGN FOLLOWED IN SAN FRANCISCO HOUSE. 

A description with photographs of the new Castro Theatre, San Francisco, 
Cal. This theatre was built following the design of the old Roman architecture. 

References : November 4, 1922, page 2331. 

DESIGN FOR SMALL TOWN THEATRES IN AUSTRALIA FOLLOW NEW 
LINES. 

Views and short description of the new type of motion picture theatres now 
being constructed in the leading suburban cities and towns in Australia. 
References: November 11, 1922, page 2456. 

EASTMAN THEATRE. SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT. 

A complete description and photographs of the world-famous Eastman 
Theatre, Rochester, N. Y., with special articles on acoustics, heating; and 
ventilating and the projection department. Complete plans of the theatre 
are also given. 

References: January 20, 1923, page 351. 

GOLDEN GATE THEATRE, SAN FRANCISCO, MOST THOROUGHLY 
EQUIPPED. 

Description of the latest addition to the Junior Orpheum Circuit, San 
Francisco, Cal., the beautiful Golden Gate Theatre, with a photograph of the 
exterior of the building. 

References : December 16. 1922, page 30ST. 



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LINWOOD THEATRE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF KANSAS CITY SUBURBAN 

HOUSES. 

A description with illustrations of the Linwood Theatre, Kansas City, Mo. 
T)iis theatre is a very good example of the fine suburban house. 

References : January JS, 1923. page 220. 

LOEWS WARFIELD THEATRE EMBODIES MANY COMMENDABLE 

FEATURES. 

A description and views of Loew s Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, Cal., 
which is built 'at a cost of $1,250,000. 

References : September 9, 1922, page 1285. 

NEW ELECTRIC THEATRE COMPARES FAVORABLY WITH FINEST. 

A description of the Eastman Theatre, Kansas City, Kansas, with complete 
views of the interior and exterior. 

References : December 23, 1922, page 3241. 

STANLEY THEATRE, FLORIDA, EXQUISITE GEM OF OLD SPANISH ART, 
A description with photographs of the Stanley Theatre, West Palm Beach, 

Fla.. which is claimed to be one of the most novel and beautiful of small 

theatres in America. 

References: March 3, 1923, description page 1081, views pages 1801-02. 

VIEWS OF THE INDIANA THEATRE, TERRE HAUTE, IND. 

Views showing the unusual decoration and layout of the elaborately designed 
Indiana Theatre, Terre Haute, Ind. 

References: December 30, 1922. pages 3420-22. 

STAGE LIGHTING AND PRESENTATION 

BEHND THE SCENES WITH EDWARD L. HYMAN, MARK STRAND. 
BROOKLYN. 

The first of a series of articles giving the details of the construction with 
photographs and sketches of the various numbers put on in conjunction with 
feature pictures at the Mark Strand Theatre, Brooklyn, N. Y. This first article 
explains the prologue used with the picture, " Bells of the Sea." These articles 
appear in the issues dated March 10th, page 1199 ; March 17th, page 1315 ; 
March 24th, page 1473; March 31st, page 1597; April 7th, page 1707. 

References: March 10, 1923, page 1199. 

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH EDWARD L. HYMAN, MARK STRAND, 
BROOKLYN. 

The second of a series of articles which deals with the equipment employed 
to secure the proper stage presentation of a picture and also treats with the 
composition of the overture for the picture. 

References : March 17, 1923, page 1315. 

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH E. L. HYMAN, MARK STRAND, BROOKLYN. 

The third of a series of articles containing diagram and explanation of a 
lavout for a special stage which can be used for three separate stages, making 
for flexibility for presentations. 

References : March 24, 1923, page 1473. 

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH E. L. HYMAN, BROOKLYN, MARK STRAND. 

In this article the excellent effects which may be obtained for stage specialties 
by the use of transparencies are fully explained. Also the prologue and method 
of laying out the scene for the prologue for the picture " The Christian " Is 
explained. 

References: March 31, 1923, page 1597. 

WEIRD EFFECT OF SIX KEYBOARDS WITH ONLY THREE PIANOS. 

An article with photographs describing the method of producing a striking 
sketch on a small stage, using three pianos and obtaining the effect of six. 
This stunt can be used by any theatre with a large or small stage. 

References : November 25, 1922, page 2703. 

THEATRE ORGANS 

PROPER WAY TO BUILD ( HAM HER FOR RECEPTION OF ORGAN. 

The technical expert of the American Photoplayer Company discusses the 
proper way for building an organ chamber. 

References: September 30, 1922, page 1U55. 

SPECIAL COURSE INAUGURATED FOR MOTION PICTURE ORGANISTS. 

The reproduction of a letter by George Eastman explaining the function of 
the new school for motion picture theatre organists incorporated In the East- 
man Theatre, Rochester, N. Y. 

Reference* : November 11, 1922. page 2466, 



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THEATRE VENTILATION 

CODE VENTILATION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS SUBMITTED FOR 
APPROVAL. 

The code for the ventilation of public and semi-public buildings adopted by 
the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers. 
References: October 14, 1922, page 1922. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

APPARATUS FOR RECORDING THE HUMAN VOICE ON MOTION PICTURE 
FILM. 

A description with illustrations of the apparatus and method used in record- 
ing the human voice on motion picture film as followed bv Professor Edgar I. 
Wenger of the University of Illinois. 

References : November 4, 1922, page 2338. 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INFLAMMABLE AND NON-INFLAMMABLE FILM. 

The Department of Commerce. Bureau of Standards. Washington, D. C, 
reports the essential features of the inflammable and non-inflammable film. 

References : October 7, 1922, page 1792. 

GERMAN EFFICIENCY IN THEIR LABORATORIES. 

An article explaining the efficient methods which the Germans are incor- 
porating in their laboratories for the development and handling of motion 
picture film. 

References : December 9. 1922, page 2958. 

HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTS LEADING TO THE MODERN MOTION 
PICTURE. 

A paper presented before the Society of Motion Picture Engineers by C. 
Francis Jenkins, giving a complete resume of the apparatus and development 
of the modern motion picture. The continuation of this article appears in the 
October 21, 1922, issue, page 2078. 

References: October 14, 1922. page 1921. 

ILLUMINANTS AND METHODS FOR LIGHTING MOTION PICTURE 
STUDIOS. 

The author, F. S. Mills, in a paper before the Illuminating Engineering 
Society, sets forth the method and use of the various illuminants in the motion 
picture industry, treating on the high intensity arc lamp, the Cooper Hewitt 
mercury vapor lamp and the high wattage Mazda C lamp. 

References : December 16, 1922, page 3079. 

PERFECT INSPECTION AT TWICE THE SPEED NOW POSSIBLE IN FILM 
EXCHANGES. 

Description of a new apparatus which is being developed permitting the 
rapid inspection of motion picture film and also the detection of minute flaws 
in the film which ordinarily pass inspection. 

References: December 2, 1922. page 2820. 

THE MOTION PICTURE THEATRE OF THE FUTURE AND ITS EQUIP- 
MENT. 

An interesting paper before the Society of Motion Picture Engineers by 
Samuel L. Rothafel of the Cr.pitol Theatre. New York City, making a prophecy 
of the probable development of the motion picture theatre of the future, 
bringing out also the important points in showmanship. 

References: January 6, 1923. page 95. 



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